If a smoker in your household quits smoking, the benefits to you and your baby are huge, similar to when you stop yourself.
Find out more about the effects of smoking in pregnancy.
We found out with our second, but I think I preferred the element of surprise the first time!
” You might want to start adding some maternity clothes to your wardrobe if you haven't already done so.
“I didn’t find out what we were expecting in my first pregnancy.
In some ways waiting was excruciating but it was so exciting not knowing.
You can also join your Baby Centre birth club to meet others due at the same time as you, share stories, and swap tips and advice.
Lennart Nilsson (2009) A Child is Born, Jonathan Cape, p.207 2.
People often talk about pregnancy as being nine months long. Your pregnancy is measured from the first day of your last period rather than the day you actually conceived.
A pregnancy generally lasts around 40 weeks, and your dates are referred to in weeks because this is more accurate than talking in months.
Your waist will start to disappear as your womb moves up out of your pelvis and your bump is becoming more noticeable.
If you've been pregnant before, this may happen a bit sooner than for first-time mums.