Pregnancy guide

This guide has been developed to provide expectant parents informed with credible information on pregnancy-related matters,  to help you make the most of this special time in your life. 
Pregnancy week-by-week guide: weeks 1 to 20

Our comprehensive week-by-week guide will give mothers-to-be insight into the physiological and emotional changes they are likely to experience, baby’s development from the time of conception right up to birth, and things to be aware of during the various stages of pregnancy.

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Pregnancy week-by-week guide: weeks 21 to 40

Our comprehensive week-by-week guide will give mothers-to-be insight into the physiological and emotional changes they are likely to experience; baby’s development from the time of conception right up to birth; and things to be on the lookout for during the various stages of pregnancy.

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Pregnancy do’s and don’ts

Advice on what you can do to help ensure a healthy, happy pregnancy, and what things are best avoided so that you don’t potentially compromise your health and that of your baby.

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Important scans during pregnancy

Scans carried out at certain stages of your pregnancy provide very specific information on, amongst other, key aspects of your pregnancy and your baby’s development. Find out more why these scans are important.

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Nausea and vomiting

Many pregnant women experience so-called ‘morning sickness’ in various degrees of severity. Here is some more information on what you may experience, things that may contribute to this condition, how it may affect you and your baby, and what you can do to cope.

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Fitness during pregnancy

While staying fit during pregnancy is undeniably beneficial for both mother and baby, there are certain conditions and circumstances where exercising is not recommended, and some forms of exercising that should be avoided.

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Sexual health during pregnancy

Provided your pregnancy is progressing normally, there is no reason why you should not have sexual intercourse as often as you like. Various factors may, however, influence your sexual desire and there are also circumstances when abstaining from sex is recommended.

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Hair, skin and nails during pregnancy

Pregnancy affects women differently and you may experience changes to your hair, skin and nails. Understand how the changes happening in your body may affect your appearance, and also what types of products are not safe to use during pregnancy.

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Emergency situations

Knowing what may constitute an emergency during pregnancy is extremely important.

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Preparing for labour

The last few weeks of pregnancy may feel the longest and they are often the busiest. Here are tips on what things you should do before the big day arrives which will stand you in good stead for when you are home with your new baby. There is also information on signs that will indicate that you are in labour, and what to do when labour starts.

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