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MALE SEX ORGANS
FEMALE SEX ORGANS
The female monthly cycle
Conception
HORMONES
BOY OR GIRL?
THE BEST TIME TO GET PREGNANT
TWINS, TRIPLETS OR MORE
THE SIGNS OF PREGNANCY
PREGNANCY TESTS
FINDING OUT THAT YOU ARE PREGNANT
ACCESSING ANTENATAL CARE
HELP FOR YOUNG MUMS
WEEK 3
WEEKS 4–5
Week 4
WEEKS 6–7
Week 6
Week 7
WEEKS 8–9
Week 9
WEEKS 10–14
WEEKS 15–22
WEEKS 23–30
WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT?
FOODS TO AVOID
PREPARING FOOD
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
ALCOHOL
PILLS, MEDICINES AND OTHER DRUGS
ILLEGAL DRUGS
X-RAYS
KEEPING ACTIVE
INFECTIONS
INHERITED CONDITIONS
WORK HAZARDS
FLYING AND TRAVEL
ANTENATAL APPOINTMENTS
EARLY ANTENATAL APPOINTMENTS
APPOINTMENTS IN LATER PREGNANCY
BLOOD TESTS
ULTRASOUND SCANS
TESTS TO DETECT ABNORMALITIES
IF A TEST DETECTS AN ABNORMALITY
YOUR ANTENATAL TEAM
ANTENATAL EDUCATION
COMMON MINOR PROBLEMS
MORE SERIOUS PROBLEMS
SAFETY
MAKING AN INFORMED DECISION
HOME BIRTHS
MIDWIFERY UNITS OR BIRTH CENTRES
BIRTH IN HOSPITAL
FEELINGS
WORRYING ABOUT THE BIRTH
CONCERNS ABOUT DISABILITIES
COUPLES
SEX IN PREGNANCY
SINGLE PARENTS
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
WORK
AFTER THE BIRTH
DOMESTIC ABUSE
Domestic abuse
BEREAVEMENT
GETTING READY
THE SIGNS OF LABOUR
Other signs of labour
TYPES OF PAIN RELIEF
WHAT HAPPENS IN LABOUR
SPECIAL CASES
WHAT YOUR BIRTH PARTNER CAN DO
BREASTFEEDING
FORMULA FEEDING
HOW YOU FEEL
POSTNATAL CARE
STITCHES
BLEEDING
SEX AND CONTRACEPTION
YOUR BODY
YOUR BABY’S HEALTH
YOUR BABY’S APPEARANCE
WHAT YOUR NEWBORN BABY CAN DO
NAPPIES
BATHING
CLOTHES
PARTNERS
HELP AND SUPPORT
LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF
YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
YOUR POSTNATAL CHECK
ENJOYING YOUR BABY
REGISTERING THE BIRTH
CRYING
SLEEP
CHANGING YOUR BABY
ILLNESS
GETTING SUPPORT
WHY BABIES NEED ADDITIONAL CARE
CONTACT WITH YOUR BABY
INCUBATORS
NEWBORN BABIES WITH JAUNDICE
BABIES WITH DISABILITIES
ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
MISCARRIAGE
ABNORMAL TEST RESULTS
STILLBIRTH AND NEONATAL DEATH
IT TAKES TWO
FOLIC ACID
THINGS TO CONSIDER
WORK-RELATED RISKS
TAX CREDITS
BENEFITS IF YOUR INCOME IS LOW
IF YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED
MATERNITY LEAVE
RIGHTS DURING MATERNITY LEAVE
RETURNING TO WORK
OTHER TYPES OF LEAVE
GLOSSARY OF USEFUL TERMS
USEFUL ORGANISATIONS
INDEX
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NHS Pregnancy Guide

NHS Pregnancy Guide

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