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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All you need to know about home birthing

Ever fancied a home birth? Four mums tell us their home birth stories
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Pregnancy weight gain: The truth

Pregnancy weight gain is unavoidable, but it helps your baby gets all of its nutrients from your umbilical cord.
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Advice for your baby boy

Expecting a baby boy? Read our advice for your little blue bundle of joy
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Your antenatal appointment

Your first antenatal visit will take place around the 8th – 12th week of pregnancy, but what actually happens?
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VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

Are you thinking of having a VBAC? (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) You can find everything you need to know here.
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Are you expecting a girl or boy?

Are you expecting a baby girl or boy? Here's our round up of the best myths we've heard.
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What to knit when you're expecting

Are you a mum-to-be? With the impending arrival of a new baby, how about creating something extra-special and unique.
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Baby name meanings

Will it be Blue Ivy, Harper Seven, Buddy Bear...? Or perhaps your baby name idea might be a more traditional...
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Pregnancy due date calculator

Find out when your baby due date is. The average pregnancy lasts for 280 days or 40 weeks from the...
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What happens in a caesarean section?

There are a few reasons why you might need a caesarean
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Pregnancy Blues and Depression

Antenatal depression is quite common — you need to allow yourself to make mental and physical changes at this time.
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Need-to-know pregnancy lingo when abroad

We asked the team at translation agency Talking Heads to translate a few helpful phrases for pregnant women abroad

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How to relieve cramp in your feet when pregnant?

Foot cramp during pregnancy can occur as a result of tight muscles in your legs or back. Find out what...
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What is the difference between spontaneous and coached pushing in labour?

Coached pushing is quite a controversial topic, find out how it differs from a spontaneous labour.
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Can you catch toxoplasmosis from your cat while pregnant?

Is having a cat a health risk to your unborn baby?
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Win Strollerbuddy® buggy accessories from Dreambaby®

We've teamed up with Dreambaby to offer five lucky Gurgle fans the chance to win three fun and practical stroller...
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Win a baby changing bag from Mummy & Little Me

We've teamed up with Mummy & Little Me to offer one lucky Gurgle fan the chance to win a stylish...
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Win £250 to spend on children's clothing at Rachelriley.co.uk

We're offering four lucky Gurgle fans the chance to £250 to spend on Rachel Riley baby clothes. Enter this fab...