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Your body and your baby

Pregnant
A woman’s body is beautifully adapted for having babies. What’s more, the same goes for your mind.

At first it can feel unreal when you’re pregnant. But as your pregnancy goes on you start feeling more and more attached to the growing life inside you. Nine months usually feels just the right length of time to get used to the idea of having a baby and get ready mentally for giving birth.

When you’re pregnant, your body changes in lots of ways that help the baby grow and get you ready for giving birth. The only thing is, unfortunately, some of these changes can have less than pleasant ‘side effects’!

Of course you want to give your baby the best chance to grow well and have a healthy start in life. And you need to look after yourself too! Read about the most important health tips when you’re pregnant here.

Your body and your baby: