Our Pregnancy Information Service is overseen by our National Pregnancy Information Service Advisory Board, a group of senior representatives from midwifery and obstetrics and maternity policy. It includes representatives from RCOG, RCM, NHS and Department of Health.
Maternity & Early Years Lead, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
Midwife in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, RCM board member and Board of the RCM Trust
Professor Jacqui Dunkley-Bent
Director of Maternity at NHS England, Professor of Midwifery at Imperial College, London
Sheena Byrom, OBE
Independent Midwifery Consultant, author and speaker
RCM Professional lead, Community Midwife
Consultant midwife at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Queen’s University Belfast, previous Chair of RCM Board NI
Mrs Geeta Kumar
Fellow of RCOG, Chair of RCOG Patient Information Committee
Tommy’s Midwifery Team Manager, practising midwife and health visitor
Professor Jane Sandall
Professor of Social Science and Women’s Health, Women’s Health Clinical Academic Group, Kings College London; RCM Board member and NIHR senior Investigator
Head of Maternity and Neonatal Policy, Department of Health
Although it’s normal to have periods of worry and stress when you’re pregnant, some women have feelings that don’t go away and this can be a sign of something more serious.
People may tell you that pregnancy is a good time to put your feet up. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is actually much healthier for you and your baby to exercise while pregnant.
Although you will be putting on weight in pregnancy as your baby grows, limiting the amount of extra weight gain in pregnancy will improve your health and your baby's, both now and in the future.
We've got all the information you need about your body, your emotions and your baby, week-by-week of your pregnancy.
Most women worry about how they will cope with the pain of labour and birth. You may worry too, especially if it is your first baby and you do not know what to expect.
Sometimes things go wrong during pregnancy and you need extra care