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Pregnancy: week by week guide

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This guide covers the major pregnancy milestones to help you prepare for having a baby, with information about maternity care, work and choosing where to give birth.

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First trimester

From getting that positive pregnancy test to coping with early symptoms and booking your first scan, these 12 weeks are the start of your journey to parenthood.

First trimester of pregnancy - milestones before week 12

Download our checklist: 9 things to do in trimester one

Second trimester

This is your guide to the middle stage of pregnancy and starting to plan for the weeks ahead. Get advice on choosing where to give birth, arranging your maternity leave and buying what you’ll need for your newborn baby.

Second trimester of pregnancy milestones

Download our checklist: 9 things to do in trimester two

Find the right place to give birth

Discover whether birth in a local labour ward, birth centre or at home would be best for you.

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Third trimester

On the home stretch, you’re likely to be filled with questions as you experience new symptoms and prepare for the arrival of your baby. Here’s all you need to know about making your birth plan, packing a hospital bag and watching out for the first signs of labour.

Third trimester of pregnancy milestones

Download our checklist: 9 things to do in trimester three

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