Discover more about health topics relevant to pregnant women and parents-to-be, such as pregnancy tests, morning sickness, pre-eclampsia and labour.
Diaphragm (contraceptive device)
A diaphragm is a type of contraception (birth control). Find out about diaphragms, how to use them and how well they work to stop pregnancy.
Urine tests are used for many different reasons. They can diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases and screen for drug use.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test is usually used to confirm or monitor a pregnancy. It can be a blood or a urine test. Learn more here.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that is found in your urine and blood when you're pregnant. Find out more about hCG here.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Routine antenatal tests
During pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans. Each test can tell you something about you and your baby’s health.
Making decisions about unplanned pregnancies
Having an unplanned pregnancy can be an emotional experience. There will be decisions you will need to make, but there are services available to help you through this time.
Buying medicines online
Buying medicines online may seem to have advantages, but there are lots of risks too. Find out more about buying medicines online here.
Vaginal bleeding can happen at times other than during your periods. Find out what to do if you have heavy periods or unexpected vaginal bleeding.