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Autism risk linked to pollution

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism.

PREGNANT FRIENDS

Maternity misunderstanding

A freind gave me some maternity clothes a couple of years ago. I passed them on to someone else. Now my friend wants them back.

Felicity Holden

Smoking nearly killed my baby

Felicity Holden was smoking 24 weeks into her pregnancy when she went into premature labour.

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Drinking while pregnant 'not a crime'

A a child born with severe brain damage because her mother drank excessively while pregnant was not a victim of crime, according to Britain's Court of Appeal.

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Pregnancy and relationship rifts

A life-changing event like pregnancy can have a big impact on your relationship ... for better or worse.

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Symptoms Morning sickness

Morning sickness, round two

For women who suffered from bad morning sickness in their first pregnancy, can things really be that different the second time around?

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Early signs of pregnancy

It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby - it was a doner kebab.

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Weekly pregnancy guide

Congratulations, you're pregnant! Find out what's in store for you and your growing baby.

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Don't eat for two

High on the list of questions from expectant mums is: "What should I eat to keep my baby healthy?"

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They are what you eat

What you eat in pregnancy could have long-term health implications for your kids.

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Pregnant and fighting cancer

Joy turned to devastation for the Gunstons when pregnant Amy was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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PCOS, puberty and diabetes

For girls and women, puberty and pregnancy are times to be on the lookout for diabetes.

Prepare for baby HOUSEWORK

Nesting instincts

Almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn't uncommon – even if you're not usually a particularly clean person.

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A new mum survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things – while you’re in survival mode, all you’ll need are the essentials.

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Morning sickness

Up to 80 per cent of pregnant women get morning sickness - and not just in the mornings.

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Weekly pregnancy guide

What's happening to your body and your baby's development.