For many young couples, starting a family is a time when happy expectation is tempered by a great many questions and fears. This may be at the moment you decide you want to have a baby, during pregnancy, or after the baby is born. This period can be especially difficult for a young mother-to-be, who finds herself the recipient of lots of well-intentioned advice and, sometimes, less well intentioned comments.
We would like to offer mothers-to-be some important tips on what to expect and what steps you can take for yourself. These will make it easier for you to monitor your pregnancy and your baby's development and ensure that you ask your doctor the right questions at the right time. Discover how to find out if you're pregnant, what to expect during pregnancy and how to get ready for giving birth. Monitor your baby's development and learn how to lull your little one to sleep, but don't forget about yourself: you need to make sure you're getting enough exercise and sticking to a healthy diet.
Don't forget that every pregnancy is unique, just like every baby. Don't worry if you find yourself deviating from what you've read. When you chat to other mums you'll soon realise that you're not the only one. In case of doubt, it is always best to talk to your doctor or paediatrician.