Pregnancy

Pregnancy Month 1: Week 1 – Week 7

What’s happening to your body in month 1? The start of pregnancy is conception. About 14 days after your period starts, you ovulate and the egg travels down the fallopian tube. If the egg is fertilized, the cells that form when egg and sperm meet immediately begin to multiply rapidly. In the following weeks the […]

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Pregnancy Month 2: Week 8 – Week 12

You’re now well into the first trimester of pregnancy. By the end of this stage, your baby will be fully formed. What’s happening to your body in month 2? Your breasts will be getting bigger and your waistline gradually expanding – you might find that you can’t get into some of your clothes comfortably. At […]

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Pregnancy Month 3: Week 12 – Week 16

You’re now coming to the end of the first trimester and your baby is growing fast. Find out what to expect in month 3 of pregnancy.   What’s happening to your body in month 3? You’ll start to look pregnant – your tummy will be getting rounder and you’ll be putting on weight. With any […]

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Pregnancy Month 4: Week 17 – Week 20

During the second trimester your baby is developing quickly. Find out what’s in store during month 4 of pregnancy.   What’s happening to your body in month 4? While any nausea will hopefully have subsided, you may start to experience abdominal aches due to your growing uterus. Your growing bump may also leave you a […]

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Pregnancy Month 5: Week 21 – Week 24

What’s happening to your body in month 5? You’re still in the stage of pregnancy that many expectant mums enjoy. With any luck, your face will have that healthy mum-to-be ‘glow’ – it’s all thanks to the effect of pregnancy hormones and increased blood flow on your skin. But the extra weight you’ll be putting […]

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Pregnancy Month 6: Week 25 – Week 29

At 6 months pregnant, you’re starting the run-up to giving birth. Here’s what to expect as you go into the third trimester of pregnancy. What’s happening to your body in month 6? It’s goodbye to the more comfortable stage of pregnancy in month 6. You’re likely to get a few aches and pains, including heartburn […]

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Pregnancy Month 7: Week 30 – Week 33

Your body continues to change as your baby grows. Find out what to expect in month 7 of your pregnancy.   What’s happening to your body in month 7? Your baby is putting on more weight and you will be too. There’s a lot less room in there now, and you might feel breathless as […]

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Pregnancy Month 8: Week 34 – Week 36

You’re nearly at the end of the third trimester. Find out what to expect in month 8 of pregnancy.   What’s happening to your body in month 8? Although your baby is still gaining weight, you’ll be happy to know that you’re unlikely to put on any more after week 35 or so. Because your […]

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Pregnancy Month 9: Week 37 – Week 40

You’re now coming to the end of the last trimester and your baby is almost ready to meet you. Find out what to expect in your final month of pregnancy.   What’s happening to your body in month 9? You probably won’t be putting on any more weight, but the size of your baby now […]

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Labour: What to Expect

What exactly happens when you have a baby? Read our guide on what to expect when you go into labour.   What are the different stages of labour? 1.    First stage: contractions will begin and your cervix will gradually open. This opening is called dilation 2.    Second stage: you’ll push your baby out 3.    Third […]

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