Week 33 of Pregnancy

At 33 weeks of pregnancy you are now counting down the days towards your due date and looking forward to meeting your baby.  It’s not uncommon to feel like you are juggling many plates at this stage in pregnancy – if you are still working- you probably have lots of...

Pregnancy Week by Week

First Trimester Congratulations! If you’ve arrived here, you are either newly pregnant or planning a pregnancy and thinking ahead. The first trimester is a period of so many changes and developments – both for you and baby, both physical and emotional – so be prepared...

Week 32 of Pregnancy

You should be having regular antenatal appointments with your midwife in your third trimester – with an appointment around 32 weeks to check your wellbeing and ensure all is well with baby. Alongside the regular checks of blood pressure, urine, measuring the...

Week 31 of Pregnancy

At 31 weeks pregnant you are now into the 7th month of being pregnant – 7 months of changes and adaptations, watching your body change and your baby grow and develop! At this stage in your pregnancy, it’s an ideal time to start planning ahead – for the labour and...

Week 30 of Pregnancy

You only have 10 weeks to go now until your official estimated due date – and the next few weeks will probably pass quickly as you undergo lots of changes physically as well as to your lifestyle such as getting ready for the big day ahead – whenever that may be! It’s...

Week 29 of Pregnancy

Week 29 is the earliest you can start maternity leave in the UK, though in reality for many, they’ll be waiting a fair few weeks before taking their maternity leave. It’s an individual decision – and of course depends on the kind of work you do, if you have support at...

Week 28 of Pregnancy

And just like that, you are now in the third trimester of your pregnancy – a mere 3 months away from your due date and maybe even less (or a week or two more!) in meeting your baby. This week you will have a routine 28-week appointment with your midwife to check your...

Week 27 of Pregnancy

You may be relieved or surprised to know that at 27 weeks you are now in the last week of your second trimester! It’s a good time to reflect back on all the amazing changes that have happened with you and your baby in the last few months and how far you have both...

Week 26 of Pregnancy

You are now 6 months into your pregnancy and only 3 left to go! As your pregnancy progresses and your antenatal care becomes more frequent you’ll be wondering what the point of the checks are and why they are carried out. All of the routine checks carried out by your...

Week 25 of Pregnancy

Week 25 is often when your routine antenatal regular appointments start. You may have had a few appointments already if you have needed to see your consultant or additional checks and care, but your regular antenatal appointments are important in checking on all...