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Losing weight safely after birth

It is important to make healthy choices when trying to lose weight after pregnancy. Learn more about exercise and healthy eating after giving birth.

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Being overweight during pregnancy

If you're overweight or obese and pregnant, you’re at increased risk of pregnancy complications, particularly if you have other health conditions as well.

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PCOS and pregnancy

Find out how polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can affect fertility and increase your risk of some complications during pregnancy.

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Living with overweight, being pregnant and giving birth

Living with overweight or obesity while pregnant and giving birth means you or your baby may face challenges. Here’s how to make it easier for you both.

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Severe vomiting during pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum)

Many pregnant women have morning sickness during their pregnancy, but some experience excessive nausea and vomiting.

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Thyroid dysfunction and pregnancy

It’s not uncommon to experience thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy. Learn about the signs, testing and how it can be treated to support your baby.

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Coeliac disease in children

Coeliac disease is the immune system reacting to gluten, damaging the gut lining. Learn the symptoms and how to test your child to manage the disease.

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Making the most of your pharmacist during pregnancy and parenthood

Pharmacists are professionals who offer a wide range of free health advice. Learn how pharmacists can help you during pregnancy and parenthood.

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Warning signs during pregnancy

Many changes to your body during pregnancy are normal, but some signs may indicate complications. Learn to recognise them and seek help if necessary.

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Breastfeeding after breast surgery

Discover how breast surgery may impact breastfeeding, including implants, mastectomy and augmentation. Learn about how a lactation consultant can help.

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