Pregnancy

Pregnant woman smiling

First things first: are you pregnant? Find out the signs of pregnancy, and then what's ahead with our week-by-week guide. We've got advice here on antenatal care, what you can eat, exercise, tests, scans, weight gain, where to have your baby, what happens during labour and much more.

If it's your first baby you'll have lots of questions, if it's not your first you'll have lots of experience – share both on our Pregnancy Talk forum.

 


Pregnancy calendar

Baby in utero at 40 weeks

Our week-by-week guide is packed with fascinating facts about your baby's development and what's happening to your body as pregnancy progresses.

Pregnancy health

Epidural

Advice on foods to avoid, exercise during pregnancy, weight gain, pelvic floor exercises, antenatal care, tests and scans…



Join us at Bumpfest

Whether you're a first-timer or simply feeling a wee bit rusty since your last baby, our pregnancy event on Saturday 26 September brings you up to speed in just one day! Buy your ticket now for just £35, or £60 for two.

Labour and childbirth

Waterbirth

Find out about the stages of labour, your pain relief options, breathing in labour, home births, water births, C-sections and more.



What to buy?

Baby monitors

Looking at the sheer range of things you apparently 'need' for the nursery can be daunting. Find out from other Mumsnetters what they rate.

Baby names

Baby names

See Mumsnetters' predictions for names you're thinking of and be inspired with our baby name finder. Plus, practical tips about choosing your baby's name.



How long does it take to get pregnant?

Sometimes longer than you think, is the short answer. Find out about the things that can affect your fertility.

Signs of ovulation

Ovulation

Before the being pregnant, there's the getting pregnant bit. Learn about the signs of ovulation to increase your chances of conceiving.



Things partners need to know about childbirth

It's not you – it's ME! If your other half's having a baby, heed this advice. There are a few things every partner should know – like egos and ineptitude have NO place in the delivery room.

15 things to do while waiting for a baby to arrive

You've two options for your last few days of freedom – finalise preparations, or indulge in a little bit of what chocolate manufacturers like to call 'me time'. Let MNers inspire you…