Around 5-10 per cent of women are affected by gestational diabetes.
The blood type and Rh factor of a pregnant woman and the father of her baby has all kinds of implications for their unborn child.
During my first pregnancy five years ago, I was very lucky to not experience morning sickness.
As many as 90 per cent of mothers-to-be experience some degree of nausea and vomiting, and scientists have long speculated about what, from an evolutionary standpoint, the function of all that unpleasantness might be.
On September 11 a joint statement released by Singapore's Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency revealed a total of 329 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the island state.
Yoga has come to play a central part in the pregnancy experience for many women as it incorporates looking after both body and mind.
An Australian study is investigating whether pregnant women can be incentivised to give up smoking by offering monthly $50 department store vouchers to women who agree to quit cigarettes.
The Australian government has warned pregnant women to defer non-essential travel to Singapore as the number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in the city state continued to climb.
While we're used to seeing the distressing images of small heads caused by Zika, a recent study has suggested the virus may be linked to another congenital birth disorder.
A woman who contracted Zika while pregnant is warning women to be vigilant about the disease.
"I often have strangers coming over to me when I'm out asking bluntly what's wrong with my leg. I often just laugh now and tell them I've been attacked by a shark and walk off, it definitely stumps people."
The number of babies being diagnosed with whooping cough in Victoria has more than halved since the free vaccine for pregnant women was reinstated last year.
Walking, spicy food, acupuncture, sex - they are just a few of the things heavily pregnant women have been known to do to bring on labour. But wakeboarding?