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From the early stages of pregnancy to the joy of being a new mum, having a baby is an incredible experience that most mums describe as a rollercoaster of emotional and physical change. With all that’s going on it’s natural to have lots of questions about all sorts of things from the early stages through to labour. Whether you’re looking for advice on your baby’s development, birth plans, pre-natal exercise or eating well during pregnancy, this section includes everything you need for a smooth approach to the big day.

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Your guide to pregnancy, labour and birth

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Your pregnancy calendar week by week

Our week-by-week pregnancy calendar charts exactly how you and your growing baby are changing, and gives handy tips to guide you through all the stages of pregnancy.

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Pregnancy due date calculator

Convinced your missed period was one of the early signs of pregnancy? Try our easy-to-use due date calculator to work out when your baby’s due.

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Conception and the early pregnancy signs

Tips for conceiving a baby, including information about nutrition, ovulation and a guide to the early signs of pregnancy.

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Labour and birth

We’ve got lots of advice to help you with every aspect of preparing for labour, from writing your birth plan and packing your hospital bag to recognising the first signs of labour and your pain relief options.

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Common health concerns

Get expert advice about health worries throughout all the stages of pregnancy, including morning sickness, pregnancy pains, spotting, sore breasts and tiredness.

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Nutrition and health

Expert health advice including eating for a healthy pregnancy, foods to avoid, supplements, putting on weight, safe exercise, avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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Practical info and advice

Find answers to your practical pregnancy questions about scans and tests, maternity rights, antenatal classes, preparing your home and much more!

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Pregnant again

If you’re expecting another baby, congratulations! You might have done it before, but a second or subsequent pregnancy can raise a lot of new questions. Find out how your pregnancy, labour and birth might be different this time.

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Emotional wellbeing and relationships

Advice about unexpected pregnancy blues, mood swings and how you can involve your partner in pregnancy.

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