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• Anaemia – not having enough red blood cells, usually caused by iron deficiency
• Gestational diabetes
• Hypertension or pre-eclampsia – potentially dangerous forms of high blood pressure
• Hyperemesis gravidarum – severe morning sickness
• Polyhydramnios – having too much amniotic fluid around the baby
• Miscarriage or stillbirth – sometimes one of the babies may die in the womb
• Postpartum depression (also known as postnatal depression, and perinatal anxiety and depression)
• Postpartum haemorrhage – heavy bleeding after the birth.
Multiple birth and pre-term labour
• Sudden breaking of the waters
• A 'show' (when the plug of mucus that has sealed the cervix during pregnancy comes away and out of the vagina).