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Asthma and pregnancy

Trusted information on asthma and pregnancy including the effects, managing it, giving birth and breastfeeding, plus links to trusted resources.

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Medicines during pregnancy

Trusted information about taking medicines during pregnancy including prescription and over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.

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CT scan

Trusted information about Computed Tomography (CT) scans including their use in diagnosis and risks, such as possible exposure to radiation or harmful effects on unborn babies.

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Morning sickness

Trusted information on morning sickness including what it is, duration, when it starts, cures, causes, risks, plus links to trusted resources.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a name given to a range of conditions that occur in children born to mothers who drank alcohol at some time during their pregnancy.

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Binge drinking

Trusted information about binge drinking, what's so bad about it, binge drinking and pregnancy, and what you can do to avoid binge drinking.

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MRI scan

An MRI scanner uses strong magnetic fields, radio waves and a computer to take pictures of the soft tissue inside of your body. Learn more about the benefits, process, side effects and complications of MRI scan.

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Pain relief during labour

Information on pain relief during labour including self-help, hydrotherapy, gas and air, injections, TENS, epidural, plus links to trusted resources.

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Bipolar disorder treatment

Trusted information on bipolar disorder treatments including medication, psychological treatment, lifestyle advice, and links to trusted resources

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Immunisation for your child

Answers to common questions about child immunisation and vaccinations, recommended diseases to be immunised against, plus links to trusted resources.

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