Your pregnancy and baby guide

Your pregnancy to-do list

Stay organised throughout your pregnancy

You can print the list on this page to keep track of things you need to do during your pregnancy, such as book antenatal classes, tell your work you're pregnant and think about where you'd like to have your baby.

⬜ Take a pregnancy test: finding out if you're pregnant

⬜ Learn about the benefits you are entitled to: your rights and benefits

⬜ Stay active, start exercising: exercises and keeping active

⬜ Take folic acid: vitamins, minerals and special diets

⬜ If you smoke, get help to quit: smoking in pregnancy

⬜ Make an appointment to see your midwife or GP: starting your antenatal care

⬜ Book antenatal classes: all about antenatal classes

⬜ Claim free milk, fruit and vegetables through Healthy Start: free vitamins and vouchers

⬜ Make sure you've been offered all your screening tests: antenatal tests and screening

⬜ Make an appointment to see a dentist: free dental care and other benefits

⬜ Find out about your rights at work: maternity leave and employment rights

⬜ Ask to hear your baby's heartbeat: about antenatal care

⬜ Visit the maternity unit you plan to give birth in: questions to ask your maternity service

⬜ Start buying the things you'll need for your baby: what you need for your baby

⬜ Feeling hungry? Stick to a sensible diet: healthy eating in pregnancy and foods to avoid

⬜ Start your birth plan: print a birth plan template

⬜ Write to your employer 15 weeks before you plan to stop work: maternity leave and how to give notice to your employer

⬜ Claim Maternity Allowance after week 26: about Maternity Allowance

⬜ See if you're eligible for a Sure Start Maternity Grant: about the Sure Start Maternity Grant

⬜ Make sure you know the signs of labour: about the signs of labour

⬜ Pack a bag ready for the birth: what you'll need for the birth

⬜ For partners, prepare for the birth and beyond: about the birth and becoming a parent

⬜ When in labour, phone the maternity unit before leaving home: when to go to the maternity unit or call the midwife

Page last reviewed: 07/06/2018
Next review due: 07/06/2021