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Folate and pregnancy

Folate (folic acid) supplements are important for pregnancy as they can help prevent birth defects, including neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

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Vitamins and supplements during pregnancy

Folic acid, iodine and vitamin D supplements are recommended during pregnancy. But a healthy diet will provide all the other nutrients that you need.

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Neural tube defects

Neural tube defect affects less than one in 1000 pregnancies. There are a number of factors that will increase this risk especially a close family history.

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Planning for your pregnancy

If you are thinking about pregnancy, visit your doctor for a preconception consult to provide you with expert advice on planning your pregnancy.

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Preconception health for women

Find out what you can do to improve your fertility and increase your chances of falling pregnant and having a healthy baby.

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Skin changes during pregnancy - linea nigra

Linea nigra (sometimes called the ‘pregnancy line’) is a dark line of skin down the middle of your abdomen. It often develops during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Anaemia in pregnancy

During pregnancy, some people become anaemic, which means they have too few red blood cells in their body. Diet and supplements can help.

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What is a congenital disorder?

Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.

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Healthy diet during pregnancy

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but especially vital if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

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Medicines during pregnancy

Learn more about taking medicines during pregnancy, which includes over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.

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