Pregnancy week by week

Your Pregnancy
Week by Week

Pregnancy timeline
  • Conception - the beginning of pregnancy

Your Pregnancy: 0-4 weeks

What is happening to your body in the first four weeks of pregnancy and how is your baby developing?

  • Developing pregnancy at 5 weeks

Your Pregnancy: 5-8 weeks

What is happening to your body in in the 5th to 8th week of pregnancy and how is your baby developing?

  • Developing pregnancy at 9 weeks

Your Pregnancy: 9-12 weeks

As you approach the end of your first trimester, what is happening to your body in in the 9th-12th week of pregnancy and how is your baby developing?

A new life begins (1st trimester 0-14 weeks)

A new life begins
(1st trimester 0-14 weeks)

A new life begins

Pregnancy : from conception to birth in 4 minutes

9 months of pregnancy.... oh yes it is a long [...]

New RCOG guidelines for sickness in pregnancy

Morning sickness is something that most woman anticipate having to [...]

  • Conception - the beginning of pregnancy

Your Pregnancy: 0-4 weeks

What is happening to your body in the first four weeks of pregnancy and how is your baby developing?

Time to bloom (2nd trimester - 14 - 27 weeks)

Time to bloom
(2nd trimester – 14 – 27 weeks)

A Time to Bloom
  • Breastfeeding breast care

Preparing for breastfeeding in pregnancy

If you're thinking about breastfeeding, then you may well have [...]

  • Developing Pregnancy at 17 Weeks

Your Pregnancy: 17-20 weeks

At 17-20 weeks, your little one will start making their presence felt! But what else is changing in your body and theirs?

  • Developing pregnancy at 21 weeks

Your Pregnancy: 21-24 weeks

Braxton Hicks, varicose veins, stronger movements - just a few of the things that you can expect in weeks 21-24 of pregnancy! Meanwhile your baby can now hear and recognise your voice!

Home straight (3rd trimester - 28 - 40 weeks)

Home straight
(3rd trimester – 28 – 40 weeks)

Home Straight - pregnancy
  • Group B Strep Awareness Month 2016 #GBSAware

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month

Making families #GBSaware Pregnant women are not being told about [...]

  • Developing pregnancy at 29 weeks

Your Pregnancy: 29-32 weeks

Welcome to the third trimester!! Tiredness, heartburn and leg cramps are just a few of the delights that you can expect but, on the positive side, you're now on the home stretch and soon your baby will arrive!

  • Developing pregnancy at 33 weeks

Your pregnancy: 33-36 weeks

With the big day rapidly approaching, now's the time to make sure you're ready; hospital bag packed, baby and maternity supplies all stocked . Just as you're preparing, so is your baby - head becoming engaged and ready to make an appearance!

Best-laid Plans. Preparing for Birth Preparing for birth
  • What are the First things that happen when your baby is born

First things that happen when your baby is born

During your pregnancy you will be focused, quite naturally, on [...]

  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is 'International prenatal infection prevention' month. The aim is [...]

  • Group B Strep - national campaign

Save babies’ lives Why guess Group B Strep?

The “Why Guess… when you can test?” campaign wants the [...]

A-Z of Pregnancy health A-Z of Pregnancy Health
  • Vision is a highly sensitive prenatal test that can be carried out as early as 10 weeks into a pregnancy, using just one simple blood draw

Vision – A non invasive prenatal test

Vision is a highly sensitive prenatal test that can be [...]

  • Feet

Taking care of your feet during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a very positive experience with a lot [...]

  • blood pressure

Pre-eclampsia: symptoms, causes and treatment

From around the 20th week of pregnancy one of the [...]

Multiple Babies A-Z of Pregnancy Health
  • Sharley's Twins

Member’s Story: Giving birth to twins

What should you expect from a twin birth and how [...]

  • Expecting Twins

Member’s story: Expecting twins

Finding out you're expecting twins can be a wonderful suprise, [...]

  • Breastfeeding twins

Breastfeeding twins – your questions answered.

The thought of breastfeeding just one baby can be daunting [...]

Born too soon Born too soon
  • Premature Baby

Parenting a premature baby: advice from our mums

Having a premature baby (or babies) is something that none [...]

  • World Prematurity Day 2016

World Prematurity Day 2016

A premature birth is something that no-one wants, it's something [...]

  • Men and miscarriage

Coping with miscarriage: a man’s perspective

Coping with miscarriage is difficult for any woman, but it [...]

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