Pregnancy and maternity

Welcome to Bupa's health hub
of information on pregnancy and maternity

Keeping healthy during pregnancy

Questions about exercise?

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Our experts answer some common questions about exercise during pregnancy.

Exercise advice

Travel safety during pregnancy

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Follow our tips to help make your trip as comfortable and safe as possible.

Travel tips

Managing morning sickness

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We take a look at morning sickness and what you can do to ease your symptoms.

Morning sickness

Planning for pregnancy and childbirth

Prepare yourself for pregnancy

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Here are some things to think about if you're planning on becoming pregnant.

Video: how an epidural is given during childbirth

Watch our video to find out more about how an epidural is given for pain relief during delivery.

How can we help you?

Bupa Health Insurance
Our private health insurance offers cover for diagnosis and tests, treatment and aftercare.

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Book to see a private GP today
See a private GP in confidence to discuss any concerns you may have about your or your family's health. Call 0845 600 3458 quoting ref. HFS GP.

Save on everyday treatments including dental and optical
Bupa's range of Health Cash Plans allow you to claim money back for ongoing costs such as optical and dental treatments. Read more on Bupa Health Cash Plan or call 0500 000 125 quoting ref. 4096.

Bupa Maternity Care
Elective caesarean sections now available at the Lindo Wing, St Marys hospital and the Kensington Wing, Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

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Help with everyday healthcare costs.

Help with everyday healthcare costs.

Bupa private GP services

Get the immediate attention you need with our private GP service. Most appointments within one working day.

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Bupa Female Health Assessment

Worried about breast or cervical cancer? Put your mind at rest with our comprehensive Female Health Assessment.

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