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Complications during pregnancy

Anaemia in pregnancy

During pregnancy, some women become anaemic, which means they have too few red blood cells in their body.

Bleeding during pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common, however you should always contact your midwife or doctor immediately if it happens to you.

Itching during pregnancy

Mild itching is common in pregnancy because of the increased blood supply to the skin, but if the itching becomes severe it can be a sign of a liver c...

Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women usually during the second half of pregnancy or immediately after delivery.

Severe vomiting during pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum)

Some pregnant women experience excessive nausea and vomiting.

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