Pregnancy news, 18/05/2018
Christine Lampard revealed that she was expecting her first baby live on air during yesterday’s Loose Women broadcast. The news was met with applause and cheering from the audience and her fellow presenters.
‘We’re so excited because you’re having a baby… it’s our first ever “Loose baby”.’ Nadia Sawalha
She has also talked about wondering whether she would be able to get pregnant at all because of her age (39). After doing the first pregnancy test, she went on to do a further six or seven, just to make sure.
‘I’ve just been really nervous because you’re always thinking the worst.' Christine
Telling people about your pregnancy
Lots of women worry about when to tell others about their pregnancy.
There is no right or wrong time – whenever is best for you is fine. Some people like to wait until after the 12 week scan as the risk of miscarriage goes down from this point, but plenty of people don’t wait on the basis that they will need support from their loved ones if that were to lose their baby. Do whatever you're comfortable with.
Find out more about telling people you’re pregnant.
Find about more about anxiety and pregnancy.
Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...unwanted advice. People generally mean well, but at the end of the day, you and your partner (if you have one) are the only ones who get to decide how to raise your baby.
We understand that the recent news regarding coronavirus is unsettling and may be causing some anxiety. You may have been planning to get pregnant this year and now have lots of questions about whether you should go ahead or wait a while. This is your decision but we have tried to answer any questions you may have below.
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.
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