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Pregnancy related conditions

HSE article for Pregnancy related conditions

Breathlessness or chest pain during pregnancy

Breathlessness or chest pain during pregnancy may be a warning sign that something is wrong. There are occasions that you should see your your GP, obstetrician, midwife or emergency department immediately. Learn about these signs.

Warning signs during pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is quite common to have bleeding from the vagina. This doesn't always mean that something is wrong but it can be a sign of a miscarriage. You should contact your GP or midwive. Learn more about the causes.

  • Leg cramps during pregnancy

    Legs cramps are painful and common during pregnancy. Find out what to do and when to get urgent medical help.

  • Urinary incontinence in pregnancy

    Urinary incontinence is when you leak urine without intending to. Find out what you can do about this during pregnancy and how to help prevent it.

  • Zika virus and pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, the Zika virus may cause serious birth defects. There is no medication to treat Zika so it is important to take precautions if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Read about the Zika virus symptoms.

  • Headaches in pregnancy

    Headaches are common in pregnancy. They are more common in the first trimester (0-13 weeks) or third trimester (27-40 weeks). Read more about the causes of headaches during pregnancy, how to treat them and when to seek help.

  • High blood pressure in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia

    Find out the types of high blood pressure that can affect pregnancy, the symptoms to look for, how it can be treated, and the complications that can occur.