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Health conditions in pregnancy

COVID-19 during pregnancy

Women are more at risk of serious illness with COVID-19 during pregnancy and for up to six weeks after giving birth.

Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination has been shown to be safe in pregnancy and is an important part of keeping you and your pēpi (baby) safe. You should also follow all advice about mask wearing, physical distancing and regular hand washing.

The Ministry of Health has detailed advice about pregnancy care at different alert levels.

Breastfeeding is safe and the best option even if you have COVID-19 as it can provide protection for your pēpi.

See COVID-19 and pregnancy for more information.

If you're pregnant and have COVID-19, see this detailed advice.

In this section

Anaemia in pregnancy

Asthma in pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy

Constipation in pregnancy

Diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in pregnancy

High blood pressure & pre-eclampsia in pregnancy

Infections in pregnancy & after birth

Itching in pregnancy

Medicines in pregnancy

Mental illness during & after pregnancy

Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy (morning sickness)

Thyroid disease in pregnancy

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