Your Pregnancy

A typical pregnancy lasts between 37 and 42 weeks from the first day of your last period up to the day your baby is born. Now is the time to get prepared to discuss everything in ‘weeks’ but don’t worry…
As soon as you find out the wonderful news that you are pregnant, first thing’s first (after some of the excitement has slightly subsided) you will need to let your GP know. So, get yourself booked in with your doctor…
Antenatal classes are booked according to your due date and designed to bring you up to speed on your rapidly growing bump and prepare you for birth and all those exciting milestones beyond! Whilst these classes are not compulsory, lots…
Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy, some will be very common symptoms (or complaints!), some changes may be more of a cause for concern whilst others are natural and healthy – even if they do feel a…
Although most pregnancies will be complication free, it is always worth being in the know when it comes to certain pregnancy-specific medical conditions. This way, at least you are aware of the signs and symptoms to be on the lookout…
There’s no doubt that you and your bump will benefit from some exercise. What you do will be determined in part by what you did before. Find something you enjoy, as long as there isn’t a risk of you falling…
Whether it’s planning a holiday, a wedding, re-decorating the spare room or even just a free weekend, who doesn’t love a bit of planning! And a birth plan is something both exciting and hugely valuable when you are preparing for…
Whether you’re planning to give birth in the hospital or at home, whatever the plan, it’s a good idea to pack a hospital bag in advance so that you are prepared for any eventuality. Packing for labour Hospitals can often…
In a strange course of events, as you near the end of your pregnancy – a time when your focus should be on resting up (with your feet up), you might all of a sudden find yourself with bursts of…
Babies require a remarkable amount of stuff don’t they! But, the reality is that you really don’t need everything you’re led to believe. Granted, there are some items which you will genuinely need and then most others can be lumped…
Finding out that you are pregnant is fantastic news but then come the practicalities of juggling two jobs – your career and growing a baby! How to get your maternity leave You’re entitled to maternity leave if you’re an employee.…
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