Pregnancy

Discover everything you need to know about pregnancy and your body for the next nine months – from eating and exercise to labour and birth and even what you should name your newborn! Use our age and stage timeline as your weekly guide to changes in your pregnancy body and your baby’s development.

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Can a smear test create the risk of miscarriage?

Most women from the age of 25 to 49 will have a smear test every three years, but will it...
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How dads-to-be can be helpful during labour

Your partner has an important supporting role to play in your labour.
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What can you do to stop varicose veins?

Varicose veins can occur when your body changes during pregnancy, what can be done to treat them?
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Can acupuncture be used in labour?

Find out whether acupuncture is safe to be used during a natural birth.
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Tips for pregnancy in your 20s, 30s and 40s

There's rarely a perfect time to have a baby, but there are tips for all ages here, says Ali Horsfall.
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Can exercise prevent pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia can occur due to higher blood pressure with pregnancy, being overweight, or having diabetes, suitable exercises will help improve...
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What can you do about gender disappointment?

Gender disappointment is common and certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Here are some ways to deal with finding out...
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21 amazing facts about your pelvic floor

It's one of your most important muscles. Find out more about your pelvic floor.
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How to prepare yourself for giving birth

So what do you need to know to get you ready for labour?
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Clemmie Hooper and her mum squad on pregnancy and birth

Midwife and Author Clemmie Hooper and her mum sqaud on how pregnancy and birth was for them.
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Sex: during and after pregnancy

Be patient and make foreplay your new best friend.
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25 important things you should know about Caesareans

Around one in four UK births are by C-section, but how much do you know about the op?
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What is hypnobirthing?

Can hypnobirthing really help you chant your way to a calmer birth?
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Airline policies for pregnant women

When is it safe to fly during your pregnancy? Have a look at current airline policies for pregnant women.
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What to expect on the postnatal hospital ward

It's not exactly carry on matron, but being on a postnatal ward can have its comedy moments.
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Win a Big Wild Sleepout kit worth £600

RSPB will once again be encouraging families across the UK to spend a night outdoors as part of its Big...
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Take the plunge to win one of 10 brand new Splash About leak-proof swim nappies!

Over 150,000 UK babies swim each week wearing a Splash About Happy Nappy.
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Win a month’s supply of Kiddylicious snacks!

We’re giving away a month’s supply of Kiddylicious snacks to three lucky winners.