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.

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Everything you need to know

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Pregnancy news and blogs

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

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    Antenatal care

    Antenatal care or 'pregnancy care' is the healthcare and support you have while you’re pregnant. It's very important to make sure you and your unborn baby are both looked after throughout your pregnancy.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 through pregnancy and beyond.

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    Drinking alcohol in pregnancy

    You don't have to stop having fun now you're pregnant - but there are a few things you'll have to give up or cut to almost zero. Alcohol is one of these things, because it can damage your growing baby.

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    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.

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    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.

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