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Pregnancy advice

  • 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.