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  1. Pregnancy - obstetric emergencies

    06 Sep 2017

    An obstetric emergency may arise when a woman is pregnant, or during her delivery.In this case, extra care is needed. A woman may need a lot of tests and treatments, and extended hospital stays. She...

  2. Pregnancy - bleeding problems

    18 Aug 2017

    Bleeding from the vagina in early pregnancy happens in almost one in four pregnancies...

  3. Ectopic pregnancy

    27 Jul 2017

    Ectopic pregnancy is caused by a fertilised egg not being able to move through the fallopian tube...

  4. Placental abruption

    06 Jun 2017

    Placental abruption means the placenta has detached from the wall of the uterus, starving the baby of oxygen and nutrients...

  5. Placenta previa

    06 Jun 2017

    Placenta previa means the placenta has implanted at the bottom of the uterus, over the cervix or close by...

  6. Pregnancy and diet

    09 May 2017

    Good nutrition during pregnancy can help to keep you and your developing baby healthy...

  7. Pregnancy and smoking

    19 Apr 2017

    Smoking while pregnant exposes a woman and her unborn child to an increased risk of health problems...

  8. Alcohol and pregnancy

    30 Dec 2016

    There’s no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy. It’s safest to not drink at all during pregnancy, when trying to conceive, and while breastfeeding...

  9. Pregnancy related cancer

    16 Dec 2016

    Most molar pregnancies are diagnosed when bleeding early in pregnancy prompts an ultrasound scan...

  10. Pregnancy - medication, drugs and alcohol

    16 Dec 2016

    Most women take a drug of some kind during pregnancy, sometimes without realising the potential for harm...