Pregnancy - advice and support from pregnancy to childbirth

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 and what happens during labour.

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 health


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

Baby names

Baby names

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

What to buy for your baby

Baby monitors

Looking at the sheer range of things to buy for the nursery can be daunting. Mumsnetters reveal the kit you really need to prepare for your new arrival.

Get the Mumsnet Pregnancy Tracker app

pregnancy tracker app screen

Whatever you're going through, chances are someone else has been through it, too. Our free, week-by-week tracker app gives you advice, experience and facts at your fingertips, to guide you through each stage of your pregnancy.

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.

Preparing for life with a newborn

Feel (somewhat) prepared to face the brave new world of parenthood with tips from those who've been there – and come out the other side.

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.

Coping with morning sickness

Morning? But what about the afternoon, and night sickness? If you're suffering, fear not – Mumsnetters have these pearls of wisdom to get you through the worst.

The things no-one tells you about pregnancy

The crying, the cravings, the hair, the bizarre dreams – here's what to really expect when you're expecting.

Announcing your pregnancy

pregnant belly

From who to tell first, when and how – this is the first decision you'll make as a parent. And some of the reactions may not be quite what you were expecting.

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


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

Car seat reviews

If you've got a car, then you'll need a car seat to transport your new baby home. Read MN ratings.

Meet other mums-to-be

Searching for a pregnancy yoga class, antenatal group, nearly-new baby clobber or just other people who actually get what pregnancy's like? Answer: Mumsnet Local.

Parental leave - your rights

Get the lowdown on maternity and paternity rights in the workplace – including shared parental leave and maternity pay.