Pregnancy related conditions
HSE article for Pregnancy related conditions
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.
Tiredness in pregnancy may be due to hormonal and emotional changes or the extra weight carried at a later stage. Nausea and vomiting are common. Get plenty of rest, eat well and exercise.
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.
Placenta praevia (low-lying placenta) is a pregnancy complication. It can lead to heavy bleeding in pregnancy or during birth. You will need extra care and your baby may have to be born by caesarean section.
Spotting is light vaginal bleeding usually during early pregnancy. It is very common and usually harmless. But in some cases spotting can be a sign that something could be wrong.
Find out the causes of rib pain when pregnant, how to prevent it happening, how to treat rib pain and when to get emergency medical help.
Sudden movements like sneezing, coughing and standing up quickly can cause the ligament to pull suddenly and this results in pain. There are things you can do to reduce ligament pain.
If you are pregnant and have pins and needles or pain in your fingers, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Find out how to manage your symptoms.
Symptoms of thrush include itching and discharge from the vagina. Pregnancy increases the risk you'll get thrush but thrush in pregnancy won't harm your baby.
Swelling in ankles, legs, feet and fingers is common in pregnancy. But if you have certain symptoms you should call your GP, such as severe pain. Read more.
Find out the causes and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, what you should do if you have it and the treatment available.
Urine infections in pregnancy are very common. Find out the symptoms of urine infections when you're pregnant. See your GP if you think you've an infection.
Stretch marks are pink or red skin lines, usually on the tummy, breasts and thighs. Find out how to reduce any discomfort and what to do if they don't fade away.
Acne, itching and patches of brown or grey skin are common skin problems during pregnancy. They're caused by hormones. Find out how to treat skin problems
Symptoms of piles or haemorrhoids include a lump, bleeding or itching near the anus. Piles are common during pregnancy. Find out how to relieve symptoms
Find out what causes heartburn in pregnancy, what to do if you have it, the treatment available and when you should get emergency medical help.
Find out what normal vaginal discharge is and when to get medical help.
How to recognise the symptoms and causes of constipation and what you can do to get better.
Find out what the symptoms of varicose veins are, what to do if you get them and understand why you might get them during pregnancy.
What to do if you're in contact with someone who has parvovirus, how it spreads, the complications it causes in pregnancy and what treatment is available.
Recognise the signs of fainting when you're pregnant and what to do if you faint or see someone who faints.
Backache and pain in pregnancy can be reduced by changing and supporting your posture. Staying active, strengthening your pelvic floor avoiding heavy lifting and doing back exercises can help you.
Legs cramps are painful and common during pregnancy. Find out what to do and when to get urgent medical help.
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.
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.
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.
Understand the signs, when you might be more likely to have severe morning sickness and what you can do to make yourself better.
Find out if you're at risk of gestational diabetes, how to stop it developing and what treatment is available if you have it.
Some pregnant women experience excessive nausea and vomiting and may be sick many times a day. This is known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). You may need to see your GP to prevent you becoming dehydrated.
Stomach pains are very common in early pregnancy but Sometimes they can be a sign of something serious. Find out when you need to get medical help.
Find out what pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is, what the symptoms and causes are and when to get help.
Blood clots in pregnancy are more common - find out about the symptoms and what to do