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Pregnancy and baby

Your pregnancy and baby guide

Welcome to the pregnancy and baby guide

Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.

There are more than 200 easy-to-read pages, detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.

Before you start, why not:

Want to know if you're really pregnant?

Got any of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy? Read our guide on finding out if you're pregnant.

Find out about pregnancy tests, or your next steps if you've had a positive pregnancy test.

Find out more about getting help if you're not getting pregnant.

Popular subjects and pages 

Explore the Pregnancy and baby guide to find all the topics you're interested in and more, including:

Eating, drinking and keeping well in pregnancy

Antenatal care and the baby's development

Vaccinations in pregnancy

Why it's recommended that women have the flu vaccine in pregnancy and whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy.

Labour and birth

Find out all you need to know about labour and birth, including where you can have your baby, for example in a hospital, a midwife-led unit or at home, and what pain relief is available, such as gas and air (entonox) and epidural. 

Your new baby

When your baby arrives, you can find advice on all the essentials of baby care, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, changing nappies, and washing your baby. Plus:

Feeding, teething and tantrums

Want to share your pregnancy and baby experiences?

You can discuss any pregnancy and baby issues on the HealthUnlocked NCT forum.


Page last reviewed: 17/04/2014

Next review due: 17/04/2016

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