Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? How can I help my partner during labour?
Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.
You'll find detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.
Before you start, why not:
Want to know if you're really pregnant?
Also, find out more about getting help if you're not getting pregnant ↗.
Keeping well in pregnancy
- everything you need to know about a healthy pregnancy diet ↗ and supplements in pregnancy ↗
- smoking and drinking can harm an unborn baby – read our stop smoking ↗ and alcohol ↗ pages for help trying to quit
Antenatal care and the baby's development
- find out as much as you can about what's happening inside you in the first few weeks of pregnancy ↗
- how to cope with all those common pregnancy problems ↗, like morning sickness, tiredness and headaches
- find out all about the ultrasound scans ↗ and checks and tests ↗ you'll be offered as part of your antenatal care, including screening for Down's syndrome ↗
Vaccinations in pregnancy
Labour and birth
Find out all you need to know about labour and birth, including where you can have your baby ↗ – for example, either in a hospital, midwife-led unit, or at home – and what pain relief ↗ is available, such as gas and air (entonox) and epidural.
Your new baby
- find out how to cope with a crying baby ↗ and get tips on settling them into a good sleep ↗ routine
- as a new mum, find out about the possible changes to your body ↗ and your relationships ↗, and know how to spot the symptoms of postnatal depression ↗
- if you have twins or multiples, find out about feeding ↗, getting out and about ↗, and sleep issues ↗
Feeding, teething and tantrums
- find out about all aspects of parenting ↗, including support and services ↗, keeping fit, and going back to work
- know the signs of serious illness ↗ in babies and the symptoms of infectious illnesses ↗ such as chickenpox
- find out how to keep your baby safe ↗ and what to do if they have an accident ↗
- at six months old your baby will need to start solid foods ↗, so be prepared with our weaning tips and first food ideas
- as your baby becomes a toddler, get tips on teething ↗, the importance of play ↗, temper tantrums ↗ and potty training ↗
Want to share your pregnancy and baby experiences?
Connect with others who can offer practical and emotional support about any pregnancy and baby issues on the HealthUnlocked NCT forum ↗.