Welcome to the PREGNANCY hub, where you'll find all our pregnancy information in one place

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Our pregnancy articles will take you from day one to birth, providing support, encouragement and balanced advice for every step of the way.
Our pregnancy articles will take you from day one to birth, providing support, encouragement and balanced advice for every step of the way.

PREGNANCY HUB:

Track your pregnancy week by week

Our weekly pregnancy articles takes you from week 4 (when you're likely to miss your period) to birth! We detail how your foetus is growing, how you may be feeling, and what you can do to have a fabulous (or less awful) pregnancy.

Read our articles about each week of your pregnancy here.

Pregnancy health

What is normal in pregnancy and what isn't? Which foods should you avoid during pregnancy? Which exercises are safe in pregnancy? Is sex safe when I'm pregnant? How much weight will I put on in pregnancy? We take you through all pregnancy symptoms, from itching to swelling to bleeding and headaches.

Click here to read all about your changing body during pregnancy.

How your foetus is developing

Is my unborn baby healthy? When will I feel my baby move and kick? 

Read more about your foetus's development in the womb.

Due-date calculator

When is your baby due? Our baby due-date calculator will explain how doctors work out your baby's due date.

Click here to calculate your due date

Getting ready for baby's birth

What would you need to buy for your new baby? What do you have to pack in your hospital bag? What to include in your birth plan? Do you want to go to a South African state hospital or a private one? Which medical aid? Have you chosen a baby name?

Click here to read all about preparing for your baby's arrival.

Birth

How do you know you're in labour? What are the stages of labour? What are your pain medication options? What happens during a c-section? 

Click here to read more about childbirth.

Watch beautiful birth videos here.

Baby names

Looking for the perfect name for your baby? We've compiled a list with more than 4,000 baby names for boys and girls! We have African baby names, Afrikaans baby names, Arabic baby names, European baby names, Biblical baby names and baby names in each of our country's 11 languages! If you see a gap in meaning or origin, or you have a name we haven't got on the list, please help us complete the list by emailing chatback@parent24.com.

Click here for our extensive South African baby name list.

Pregnancy fun!

See which celebrities are pregnant, have a giggle at funny pregnancy videos and share a tear of happiness with our videos of beautiful pregnancy reveals.

Click here for celeb pregnancies, funny baby names, pregnancy reveal ideas and other fun stuff!

FAQs: Your frequently asked questions answered by experts

Top South African gynaecologists, obstetricians, midwives and other pregnancy specialists answer common pregnancy-related questions.

Click here for pregnancy FAQs.

Is there something you'd like to more know about but can't find on Parent24? Please email us at chatback@parent24.com and we'll do our best to either find that article for you or write one in future!

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