While you’re pregnant, we’re sure you’ll have a lot of questions: it’s a time full of new words and new experiences, all of which can be confusing. But this website, your friends, family and midwives can all help.

This section of the site is all about preparing for birth. There’s a lot you can do – and will need to do! – while you’re pregnant to prepare for the arrival of your baby. Knowing what sorts of things to look out for, and what to do about them, can really put your mind at ease and make everything a lot easier.

Pregnancy is usually grouped into three-month periods called trimesters. These blocks of time are important because they help mark out the development of your baby. A full-term pregnancy lasts between 37 and 42 weeks.

The rest of this part of the site will go through some key information you’ll need as you proceed through your trimesters. There’s a lot to think about, so give yourself time – and don’t worry, there will be people on hand to help with all of this!

Building a relationship with your baby while you are pregnant, is important for your baby’s development and this can be by talking to your baby, being aware of movements and different stages of development, involving your partner and other children.

This leaflet explains more about Building a Happy Baby:

http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Baby_Friendly/Leaflets/building_a_happy_baby.pdf