Pregnancy 0-12 weeks

Congratulations, you're pregnant!

The early stages of pregnancy are such an exciting time and you’ll probably be bubbling over with questions about what happens next! If you’ve not yet gone public, you’ll want to find expert advice you can trust, which is why we’ve put together everything you need to get your pregnancy off to the best possible start. You’ll find loads of top tips for exercise and foods you can enjoy during pregnancy, to make taking care of yourself as easy as possible, plus an amazing video about your baby’s development during this first trimester. If you have any questions or niggles, no matter how silly they seem, feel free to give us a call – that’s what we’re here for!

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Your baby's development

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Video: 1st Trimester:
your baby's development

Amazing things are happening inside! Learn how your baby develops in this first trimester.

1st Trimester:
your baby's development

Amazing things are happening inside! Learn how your baby develops in this first trimester.

Your baby's development
week by week

calendarClick on any week in our pregnancy calendar to find out how your baby is changing, read about what things you might be experiencing and pick up some tips, plus discover some fascinating facts about your pregnancy.

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Nutrition and health

mum reading

There are quite a few early signs of pregnancy to look out for. It’s a huge change for your body and the early signs are a result of the hormonal changes taking place. Of course, the only way to be sure is to take a pregnancy test. Read more

Spotting the early signs of pregnancy
mum exercise

For the majority of mums-to-be, doing some kind of moderate exercise during pregnancy is beneficial. Whether you enjoy a leisurely swim or a walk in the park, as long as your midwife agrees, thirty minutes of light exercise a day will do both you... Read more

Exercise during pregnancy
mum eating yellow top

Some foods are best avoided during pregnancy because of what they contain or the way that they’re prepared. Working out what you are allowed and what you should steer clear of can be confusing but the information and advice below will help you... Read more

Foods to avoid in pregnancy

Common health concerns

Mum holding tummy

As your baby develops and your bump gets bigger, your body changes to adapt to this. This extra strain can commonly lead to pregnancy pains such as backache and abdominal discomfort. If you are concerned, get checked out by your midwife or doctor to...

Read moreStomach pains in pregnancy

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Practical info and advice

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When it comes to pregnancy and work, you’ll be pleased to hear that there is lots of legal support for mums. There are a few things you need to be aware of, starting with picking the right time to tell your boss. If you need any further help...

Read moreWhen do I tell my boss I'm pregnant
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Emotional wellbeing and relationships

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If you’ve just found out, you may have mixed emotions right now – part of you might be pleased whereas the other half might be feeling a bit shell-shocked! This time around there will be fewer surprises in store and you’ll no doubt...

Read moreI've just had my baby, and now I'm pregnant again
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Not everyone has an easy time and if you haven’t slept in days and are suffering from some of the common side-effects of pregnancy, it’s natural to feel as though you’ve been handed a bit of a rough deal – however much...

Read moreI'm not enjoying being pregnant

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