Pregnancy Guide
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Your Pregnancy and Baby Guide

Welcome to the pregnancy and baby guide

Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? How can I help my partner during labour?

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.

You'll find detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.

Before you start, why not:

Finding your way around

Use the purple tabs at the top of the page to see a full menu for each section of the pregnancy and baby guide. Just hover over them and our mega menus will appear.

If you can't find what you are after, try the 'search' box at the top of the page.

Want to know if you're really pregnant?

Got any of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy? Read our guide on finding out if you're pregnant.

Find out about pregnancy tests, or your next steps if you've had a positive pregnancy test.

Also, find out more about getting help if you're not getting pregnant.

Keeping well in pregnancy

Antenatal care and the baby's development

Vaccinations in pregnancy

Why it's recommended that women have the flu vaccine in pregnancy and whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy

Labour and birth

Find out all you need to know about labour and birth, including where you can have your baby - for example, either in a hospital, midwife-led unit, or at home - and what pain relief is available, such as gas and air (entenox) and epidural.

Your new baby

When your baby arrives, you can find advice on all the essentials of baby care, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, changing nappies and washing your baby. Plus:

Feeding, teething and tantrums


Last Updated: 08/11/2017 13:32:32