Find answers to your common pregnancy questions here and we'll support you through your pregnancy journey.
Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, having a baby can be a worrying as well as a wonderful time.
With so much to think about and a myriad of well-meaning ‘advice’ to boot – we know what it’s like.
Chances are, you’ll have a hundred questions in your head at any one time. We can help because we’ve thought of them, too.
Our content is approved by a team of experts, including midwives, so you’re in good hands.
Pelvic girdle pain can start during any stage of pregnancy and it can become worse further into the pregnancy, although it varies from person to person.Read more
What are your employment rights during IVF treatment? Our Ask the Expert team explains the general principles around taking time off and what happens when you’re classed as pregnant.Read more
The reason for this visual disturbance could be due to a variety of medical conditions some of which are pregnancy-related and others that are of a general medical concern...Read more
How frequently can I fly (short-distance flights below 4 hours duration) when I am pregnant?Read more
Prostate stones or prostatic calculi are a common finding in men. There can be anything from a few to hundreds of stones found within the prostate.Read more
Approximately 16 in every 100 women giving birth the UK will develop gestational diabetes. Our experts give you the low-down on the causes and symptoms of gestational diabetes and what all mothers with diabetes can do before, during and after the birth to avoid unnecessary complications.Read more
Bonding is the intense feeling of love and attachment that you develop for your baby. Rosie Henley, a registered midwife in our Health at Hand team explores the topic and offers her top tips for bonding with your baby.Read more
Understandably people have concerns about having the COVID vaccination while pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding. We’ve spoken to Emma Cronin, registered nurse and midwife in our Health at Hand team, to help put your mind at rest.Read more
Choosing whether to breastfeed or bottle feed your baby can be a difficult decision and sometimes one that's out of your hands. It's important to remember that whichever method you choose should feel comfortable for you and enable your baby to thrive.Read more
Women have more choice than ever before when it comes to giving birth, and outcomes have never been so good, says Emma Cronin, registered nurse and midwife in our Health at Hand team.Read more
Hormones have a massive effect on our bodies, controlling our development throughout our lives, as well as influencing moods.Read more
Postnatal (postpartum) depression affects more than one in ten women. Dr Mark Winwood, AXA Health’s Consultant Psychologist looks at the symptoms, causes and treatments available and shares some helpful coping strategies.Read more
Postnatal depression is a condition that can affect new mums and dads, regardless as to how much you welcome the birth of your child. Here leading psychological health expert Dr Mark Winwood answers your questions on postnatal depression – its symptoms, what causes it and how to make sure you get the right kind of help.Read more