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Pregnancy and maternity

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

Pregnancy health tips

What is pre-eclampsia in pregnancy?

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Everything you need to know about the symptoms, treatment and causes.

Pre-eclampsia

How to eat well during pregnancy

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A healthy diet is more important than ever if you're pregnant.

Healthy eating

Why is breastfeeding important?

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Find out how breastfeeding can be good for you and your baby.

Breastfeeding

Pregnancy stages

What is antenatal care?

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Find out what to expect from antenatal care and why it's so important.
 

 

Video: how a baby develops in pregnancy


  

Planning for pregnancy

Stages of pregnancy

Pregnancy health

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.

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.

More on Female Health Assessment

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