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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Which painkillers are safe to take in pregnancy and when you are breastfeeding?

You're pregnant and you have the headache from hell - should you pop a pill? And what about dosing up...
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What is a cervical stitch?

Find out here what it involves to have a cervical stitch procedure.
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Is a smear test safe in pregnancy?

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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5 ways to deal with 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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How to deal with 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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8 facts you should know about 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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10 most popular baby girls names of 2017

Following the 2017 ONS baby names report, we reveal the meanings behind the most popular girls names that made the...
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Tips for staying cool in the hot weather when you are pregnant

Try these tips to help you and your bump stay cool this summer.
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10 best pregnancy apps

Pregnancy apps provide a fun way to document yours and your baby's growth over time. We've rounded up ten of...