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If you're thinking about having a baby, talk to your partner. Consider how having a baby is going to impact your emotions and relationship, as wel as how it's going to impact your bank balance. If this is going to be your first baby - you could try getting some practice in. Spend time with friends and family who have children, ask them how they find parenthood. This way you'll hear the good, the bad, and the smelly (nappies, poo!).
See how your baby grows in our week by week image gallery.
You can also check out our section on Pregnancy to find out more.
Pregnancy dates from the first day of your last period, so for the first two weeks of pregnancy you're not actually pregnant! If you're planning to fall pregnant, try to eat well and include food rich in folates, (or leafy green veggies) and take folic acid supplements too - this helps prevent defects such as spina bifida. Oh and if you're trying for a baby, make sure you try really hard by having lots and lots of sex! It'll help get you fit too, as pregnancy can be physically demanding. If you don't already exercise, why not take up a spot of yoga or swimming? It will only help prepare your body for the months ahead - not to mention the birth.
Pregnancy tips: if you don't already keep track of your menstrual cycle, now's the time to start. Knowing your menstrual cycle is important as it can help you work out roughly when you're ovulating - and when you should have sex - boosting your chances of making a baby.
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