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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


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

Signs of ovulation


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

Labour and childbirth


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.

What to expect when you're expecting

You can read all the books and blogs and manuals – but there's still plenty of stuff no-one will tell you about being pregnant. Time for sharing…

Bumpfest is back - bigger and better than ever

Our one-day pregnancy and baby event returns on Saturday 26 September. Whether you're a first-timer, or simply feeling a wee bit rusty since your last baby, Bumpfest has all you need to know for birth… and beyond!

15 things to do while waiting for a baby to arrive

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