Pregnancy Health

Are you having a Boy or Girl? 10 Baby Gender Predictor Myths

Curious about the gender of your baby? Have fun guessing with these old wives’ tales from around the world… Baby myth 1: It’s all in the stomach shape In Indonesia, it’s said that if your stomach sticks out, the baby is a boy. If it’s flat, then it’s a girl. There are lots of versions of […]

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Pregnancy Month 1: Week 1 – Week 7

Congratulations – you’re pregnant. Find out what to expect in the very early days. Pregnancy month 1: week 1 – week 7 Although we think of pregnancy as lasting for 9 months, it’s actually 40 weeks. Your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period, so your pregnancy is counted as […]

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Pregnancy Month 2: Week 8 – Week 12

You’re now well into the first trimester of pregnancy. By the end of this stage, your baby will be fully formed. Pregnancy month 2: week 8 – week 12 What’s happening to your body in month 2? Your breasts will be getting bigger and your waistline gradually expanding – you might find that you can’t […]

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Pregnancy Month 3: Week 13 – Week 16

Pregnancy month 3: week 13 – week 16 What’s happening to your body in month 3? You’ll start to look pregnant – your tummy will be getting rounder and you’ll be putting on weight. With any luck, feelings of nausea will have receded, but you might be getting a bit constipated because of hormonal changes. […]

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Pregnancy Month 4: Week 17 – Week 20

Pregnancy month 4: week 17 – week 20 What’s happening to your body in month 4? While any nausea will hopefully have subsided, you may start to experience abdominal aches due to your growing uterus. Your growing bump may also leave you a little breathless at times or cause heartburn or indigestion as it crowds […]

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Pregnancy Month 5: Week 21 – Week 24

Congratulations – you’re halfway there. Find out what to expect in month 5 of pregnancy.   Pregnancy month 5: week 21 – week 24 What’s happening to your body in month 5? You’re still in the stage of pregnancy that many expectant mums enjoy. With any luck, your face will have that healthy mum-to-be ‘glow’ […]

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Pregnancy Month 6: Week 25 – Week 29

What to expect as you go into the third trimester of pregnancy.   Pregnancy month 6: week 25 – week 29  What’s happening to your body in month 6? It’s goodbye to the more comfortable stage of pregnancy in month 6. You’re likely to get a few aches and pains, including heartburn which happens because […]

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Pregnancy Month 7: Week 30 – Week 33

Pregnancy month 7: week 30 – week 33  What’s happening to your body in month 7? Your baby is putting on more weight and you will be too. There’s a lot less room in there now, and you might feel breathless as your baby presses on your diaphragm.   What’s happening to your baby? As […]

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Pregnancy Month 8: Week 34 – Week 36

Pregnancy month 8: week 34 – week 36  What’s happening to your body in month 8? Although your baby is still gaining weight, you’ll be happy to know that you’re unlikely to put on any more after week 35 or so. Because your baby has pushed your uterus right up under your ribs, you may […]

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Pregnancy Month 9: Week 37 – Week 40

What’s happening to your body in month 9? You probably won’t be putting on any more weight, but the size of your baby now means you might be feeling pretty uncomfortable. At some point, your baby’s head may engage – drop down into your pelvis. You might feel a bit more comfortable if this happens […]

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