Complications with pregnancy

Helping you understand common complications that can happen during pregnancy.

When pregnancy doesn’t go to plan

It’s important to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your risk of complications during pregnancy. However, if you’d like to learn more about possible pregnancy complications including ectopic pregnancies, early pregnancy loss and other health risks, you can read more about these topics below.

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Health risks during pregnancy

We look at some of the common health conditions associated with pregnancy and share their warning signs so you know what to look out for.

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Understanding miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

Losing a pregnancy can be heartbreaking, but understanding more about it can help.

Common injuries from childbirth

We talk frankly about the common childbirth-related injuries facing Australian women, and how these injuries can impact day-to-day life.


Having a D&C: what you need to know

If you’ve been referred to have this common procedure, here’s what to expect.


When hello is also goodbye: losing a baby

Tragically, around one in 100 pregnancies ends in stillbirth or newborn death. Knowing what to expect and where to turn for support can make a genuine difference.

Medibank health support and services

As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support, when you need it most. 

24/7 Medibank Nurse

Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~

Mental Health Phone Support

Members with Hospital cover~ can talk with a mental health professional over the phone in relation to any mental health or emotional concern, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Health concierge

Eligible members with hospital cover can now talk to a member of our Health Concierge team for advice and guidance on preconception health, fertility, and how to have a healthy pregnancy, at no extra cost. #

Medibank has a wide range of health and wellbeing services to support eligible members who are planning on starting a family, expecting a new addition, or caring for their growing family.

Looking for more information?

We’ve collected useful information to help guide parents through the pregnancy stage of becoming a parent.

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Looking for something else?

Visit our Planning, Pregnancy and Parenthood homepage to find more tools and advice to help you at every stage of your journey.

Things you should know

~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

# Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.

Δ Waiting periods and annual limits apply.

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).