Pregnancy
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      Pregnancy

      Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy is important for you and for baby. It is also a time when you may have lots of questions. Explore what to expect during your pregnancy week by week as well as helpful advice on everything from your pregnancy diet to bonding with baby in the womb.

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      Laying the foundations for their future, stage by stage

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      Congratulations! You're pregnant

      During this exciting and nerve-wracking period of your pregnancy, you can expect your baby to grow from 8mm in length to 6cm. And while their physical features and internal organs develop, the increase in pregnancy hormones may cause you to experience morning sickness. If you don't feel like eating too much, try to prioritise folate-rich foods like green, leafy vegetables and avocados, which are known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in early pregnancy.

      Your pregnancy week by week

      Fuelling their growth and development

      Now it's safe to share your exciting news, you can enjoy your pregnancy. As morning sickness subsides you'll start to 'glow' – and grow, as your body prepares for birth. Over the next 13 weeks your baby will learn to kick, swallow and pull faces, while they grow from 8cm in length to 34cm. Now is a good time to include iron and Omega 3-rich foods in your diet to enhance your baby’s brain and visual development.

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      Your pregnancy week by week

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      Approaching the final countdown

      As you both prepare for birth, your baby will spend the final 14 weeks of pregnancy gaining weight, strength and immunity. They'll also spend 80% of their time sleeping – unlike you, and will grow from 36cm in length to 51cm, gaining around 6lbs in weight. Nutrition remains important for you both. But while your baby is busy gaining fat, it's important to remember that you only need an extra 200 calories a day to support this.

      Your pregnancy week by week

      Pregnancy topics

      Diet & Nutrition

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      Diet & Nutrition

      The healthy balanced diet you eat now, can make a difference to your baby's future health

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      Health & Wellbeing

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      Health & Wellbeing

      From sleep to coping with morning sickness to exercise. Here are some helpful articles around your health and wellbeing during pregnancy.

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      Bonding and Development

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      Bonding and Development

      It's never too soon to bond with your baby, and the love you show today will last a lifetime. Learn more about your baby's development in the womb.

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      Practical tools and tips

      Packing Hospital Bag

      Practical tools and tips

      Helpful ways to plan and prepare for birth

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      Advice for partners during pregnancy

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      Advice for partners during pregnancy

      Help support your partner during pregnancy

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      Pregnancy Recipes

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      Pregnancy Recipes

      Discover our selection of healthy recipes for you to enjoy during pregnancy

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      Top reads on pregnancy

      Questions about feeding and nutrition?

      Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.

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