Being Pregnant

When you’re pregnant, your body changes in lots of ways that help the baby grow and get you ready for giving birth. Of course you want to give your baby the best chance to grow well and have a healthy start in life. And you need to look after yourself too!

Facts

Am I Pregnant?

How do you know if you're pregnant? First wait and see if you get your period. Wait till the day your period would normally start.

Mother & baby health tips

How can you do your best to make sure your baby develops well and is born healthy? And look after yourself at the same time? Here are a few of the most important tips. (And below them, some recipes for regret.)

FAQs - Pregnancy

When you're pregnant you want to do everything right so you can have a healthy baby. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Pregnancy 'side effects'

First of all, let's be clear, you’re not ill you’re pregnant! But as your body changes and gets ready for the birth, there can be some ‘side effects’ you’d rather do without.

Your body and your baby

A woman’s body is beautifully adapted for having babies. What’s more, the same goes for your mind.

How the baby develops during pregnancy

A sperm fertilises an egg and about 40 weeks later it's developed into a fully-grown baby, ready to be born. But in the meantime, what exactly is going on inside the womb?

Extra folic acid

For women who are trying to get pregnant, there’s one vitamin that’s particularly important: folic acid, or vitamin B9.