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First Look

Pregnancy

The 12-week ultrasound scan is the first chance most mums get to see their baby. Here is a list of what the sonographer will check during the scan.

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Acupuncture in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Many mums-to-be try out complementary treatments to help support their bodies and minds during pregnancy. Acupuncture is once such treatment that offers great help right from the 'trying' stage to the ...

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Be baby ready

Pregnancy

Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole shares the 10 things she likes new parents to know before baby arrives.

Pregnancy week 6

Week 6

Pregnancy

It might still be a little hard to wrap your head around the idea of being pregnant, but your little one now has a heartbeat!

Week 8

Pregnancy

Many women find the first trimester the most difficult as they have all the symptoms, but can’t tell anyone! Hang in there, you are almost halfway!

Week 9

Pregnancy

It may be a rough week this week as your HCG hormones will be going through the roof with all of the growing baby is doing.

Pregnancy week 10

Week 10

Pregnancy

It may be a rough week this week as your HCG hormones will be going through the roof with all of the growing baby is doing.

Pregnancy week 11

Week 11

Pregnancy

This is your last week in the first trimester! While your baby has been going through some big changes, for you the development has been slower but that is about to change with rapid growth on the car ...

Week 12

Pregnancy

This week is a milestone week for both of you and you are now over the high risk period of your pregnancy.

Week 13

Pregnancy

Welcome to the second trimester, this time is generally a lot quieter than the first with your hormones balancing out.

Week 14

Pregnancy

This can be an awkward stage as you will have certainly noticed that your waistline changing, but you don’t necessarily look pregnant yet.

Week 15

Pregnancy

You have probably noticed a definite a baby bump now, and may find that you need to adjust certain positions whilst sleeping, driving and more.

Week 16

Pregnancy

There is a very real possibility you will begin to feel your little one moving for the first time, in the next few weeks!

Week 17

Pregnancy

Your pregnancy is most probably starting to feel very real now, with a growing bump and potentially flutters of movement. Some women embrace all these changes and feel great about their growing body, ...

Week 18

Pregnancy

It is likely that you have an ultrasound scheduled in the next few weeks, which is the full anatomy scan.

Week 19

Pregnancy

Some women begin to notice pigmentation changes on their face around this time, including darker patches on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.

Week 20

Pregnancy

Congratulations! You have reached the halfway point. Your tummy button may pop out around this time and stay that way till baby is born.

Week 21

Pregnancy

You are probably starting to think about when baby is here, including what to name her. Naming is a big decision – one your child will live with forever so it pays to take your time.

Week 22

Pregnancy

By now you will be getting used to baby moving inside you, and you may find that it is settling into a pattern of activity, which unfortunately may not coincide with your normal routine.

Week 23

Pregnancy

Your belly is probably really starting to stick out now, and you will be noticing more definite activity. This is the stage when your baby has the most room to move around and will be making the most ...

Week 24

Pregnancy

If you are feeling fit and energetic, make the most of it now! Get out and exercise, explore, go to the movies or away for the weekend, just try not to over-exert yourself.

Week 25

Pregnancy

You will notice that you are gaining weight more rapidly now. In fact 50% of your weight gain will happen between weeks twenty and thirty. Most women put on between 9 to 16 kilograms during pregnancy. ...

Week 26

Pregnancy

Pregnancy may be beginning to take its toll on your body lately. Backache may be a problem over the next few weeks as your centre of gravity alters, and your ligaments and pelvic joints loosen in prep ...

Week 27

Pregnancy

Welcome to the third and final trimester! Your ribs, diaphragm, and stomach are beginning to be compressed as your uterus grows. You may also be beginning to experience some swelling in your legs, fee ...

Week 28

Pregnancy

As baby grows and fills out, you may be finding that you become short of breath much quicker than you normally do. This is completely normal.

Week 29

Pregnancy

Nervous jitters about your upcoming birth and baby’s may be beginning to creep in. It is incredibly normal for pregnant women to worry about their baby, and is something to get used to as the worry wi ...

Week 30

Pregnancy

Only (roughly) ten weeks to go, how are you feeling? This last stretch of pregnancy can be quite heavy both physically and mentally.

Week 31

Pregnancy

You are in the home stretch, and may be experiencing that pesky side effect from the first trimester of needing to go to the toilet all the time.

Week 32

Pregnancy

With only two months to go, your body will be preparing for birth and you may be experiencing pains in your back, hips or groin.