I’m pregnant

Finding out that you are pregnant, whether you have been trying for a pregnancy or not, can come as quite a surprise - or even a shock!

It may seem hard to take in at first, and you might find the stories you hear from family, friends or the media rather overwhelming. Don't worry - we're here to help. There's lots of information on this website about you and your baby and what will happen in the coming months.

📅 Calculate your due date

Tommy’s funds pregnancy research that saves babies’ lives and we’d love to keep you posted with our research news, campaign activities, fundraising events and appeals. Your details will only be used by Tommy’s – we will never give your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes. Read our full data protection and privacy policy for further information. You are free to change your mind at any time.

If your cycle is shorter or longer than 28 days, please adjust the number above.


Everything you need to know

  • Newborn baby lying on a blanket

    Find out your due date with our calculator

    Just found out you're pregnant? Work out when your baby's due with our due date calculator.

  • pregnant woman with doctor

    Pregnancy and coronavirus: information for pregnant women

    The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has released official guidelines to outline information for pregnant women and new mums surrounding the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Try not to worry and follow any advice in these guidelines. We are updating this page as new information is published.

  • 'FAQ' written in pink chalk on black board.

    Your questions, answered by midwives

    This section gives you the answers to some of the questions most frequently asked during pregnancy. Compiled by the Tommy's team of midwives and you.

  • Weeks 1-12 infographic

    Pregnancy calendar - your week-by-week guide to the stages of pregnancy

    We've got all the information you need about your body, your emotions and your baby, week-by-week of your pregnancy.

  • Happy couple.

    Early pregnancy

    Find out everything you need to know about the first few weeks of pregnancy. From supplements and diet to antenatal care, it's all covered here.

  • A stack of newspapers on a table next to a white mug of brewing tea

    Pregnancy news and blogs

    Our midwives give their expert opinion on recent pregnancy stories that have been in the news.

  • Woman having antenatal check up.

    Antenatal care

    Antenatal care or 'pregnancy care' is the healthcare and support you have while you’re pregnant. This is to make sure you and your unborn baby are as well as possible throughout your pregnancy.

  • A healthy vegetarian salad with bread

    Nutrition in pregnancy

    Now that you’re pregnant, it’s important to eat well. Good nutrition will keep you healthy and help your baby grow and develop.

  • Woman on treadmill at gym.

    Weight management in pregnancy

    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.

  • Pregnant woman exercising on cross-trainer.

    Exercise and activity in pregnancy

    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.

  • Pregnant woman looking anxious.

    Mental health before, during and after pregnancy

    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.

  • Woman smoking cigarette.

    Smoking and pregnancy

    Smoking in pregnancy is harmful to your baby. Quitting is one of the best things you can do to protect your baby’s health during pregnancy and after they are born.

  • Pregnant woman looking at wine in supermarket.

    Drinking alcohol in pregnancy

    Experts can’t be sure exactly how much alcohol, if any, is safe during pregnancy. That’s why their advice is to avoid alcohol completely to reduce potential harm to your baby.

  • A graphic of a woman with a tiny fetus visible in her womb

    Anterior placenta

    An anterior placenta is when the placenta attaches to the front wall of the uterus. This is a normal place for the placenta to implant and develop, but there are a few things to be aware of if you have one.

  • A Tommy's poster showing two bumps. One explains that you should be aware of baby's movements from 24 weeks. The other explains that you should sleep on your side from 28 weeks.

    Keeping your baby safe in pregnancy

    There are some things you can do to keep your baby safe in the third trimester of pregnancy.

  • Restless legs syndrome

    Some women develop restless legs syndrome in pregnancy, usually in the third trimester. This can’t be treated with medication, but there are some things you can do to try to ease the symptoms.

  • pregnant couple

    Sex in pregnancy

    It’s safe to have sex when you’re pregnant unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to.

  • A hand holding an array of different pills

    Drugs and medicines in pregnancy

    To be on the safe side it's best to talk to a health professional before taking any new drugs or medicines during pregnancy in case they might have any effect on the growing baby.

  • A pregnant woman at work.

    Pregnancy and work

    Find out about how to work safely during your pregnancy, when you should let your boss know, and understand your rights at work when you’re pregnant.

  • Heavily pregnant woman asleep in bed laying on her side

    Sleep position in pregnancy Q&A

    In the third trimester of pregnancy going to sleep on your side has been shown to help prevent stillbirth.

  • Pregnant mum with young child.

    Your pregnancy stories

    Our Pregnancy Insider walks us through her experience with baby number one, while Baby Project 2.0 focusses on what it's like second time around.

in Pregnancy information

    Last reviewed on March 2nd, 2018. Next review date March 2nd, 2018.