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Pregnancy advice

  • Taking medication when you’re pregnant

    Most medications can pass through your placenta to your baby during pregnancy. Get advice from your GP, midwife or a pharmacist before taking any medication. Talk to your GP before stopping any prescription medication you are on.

  • Working during pregnancy

    It is safe to work while you are pregnant but there are exceptions, including some pregnancy complications and hazardous workplaces. Find out about your employee rights, such as paid time off for antenatal appointments and some antenatal classes.

  • Hospital bag for labour and birth

    A list of everything you'll need to bring to the maternity hospital and what to pack for your newborn baby.

  • Flying when pregnant

    What you should check before booking a flight and answers to common queries about air travel during pregnancy.

  • Domestic violence and abuse during pregnancy

    Find out how to recognise domestic violence, who to contact and how to get support so you are safe.

  • Female genital mutilation and pregnancy

    What to do if you have had FGM and you’re pregnant, and further information about what FGM is and the laws against it.

  • Sex during pregnancy

    Advice for having sex throughout your pregnancy including how pregnancy affects your body and staying safe while having sex.

  • Pregnancy as a lone parent

    Every year in Ireland thousands of women experience pregnancy alone. If you are a single parent, ask for help and support when you need it. Learn about ways that you can get support when pregnant.

  • Preparing to become a parent

    Preparing to become a parent can be exciting and daunting. Read tips on how to emotionally prepare for your baby and how to bond with them.