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Pregnancy week-by-week

Pregnancy

Read on for useful, timely information and tips relevant to each week of your pregnancy with these week by week articles. Sign up for our week-by-week tracker emails and have it all delivered straight ...

Week four pregnancy

Week 4

Pregnancy

Discovering that you are pregnant is a life-changing moment. It may seem like an inauspicious start to a journey - weeing on a stick - but when those lines show up, everything changes.

Pregnancy week 5

Week 5

Pregnancy

Your emotions might be a bit all over the place at the moment but don’t worry, this is all perfectly normal.

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!

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.

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.

Week 33

Pregnancy

You may have noticed a change in your baby’s positioning as he moves into the head down position ready for birth. Most babies will make this turn by week 36, although some don’t turn until a few days ...

Week 34

Pregnancy

With just over a month left, you are so close to meeting your little one, even though it may seem that these last few weeks are dragging on for an eternity.

Week 35

Pregnancy

Slowly but surely the weeks are counting down.

Week 36

Pregnancy

If she hasn’t already, your baby will drop into your pelvis and engage any time from now until the birth. You might find it easier to breathe when she does, as your lungs will be less crowded.