Pregnancy

You're pregnant! On this page you will find everything you need to know about your pregnancy and becoming a mother. Calculate your date of birth, follow your pregnancy from week to week in our pregnancy calendar, and get help choosing a baby name.

Your pregnancy

On this website you can find a handy calendar that will show all days of your pregnancy With it, you know exactly in which week, month and trimester you are.


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My due date

Calculate your due date, how many weeks you are along and see what your unborn baby looks like!


Tip: Calculate your alternative due date

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Pregnancy ticker

This pregnancy ticker changes automatically as your pregnancy progresses. It shows a photo of the development of your baby and some basic info.
You can change the text and colors.

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Pregnancy symptoms

  1. Abdominal Cramps and Pains
  2. Allergy problems lasting up to six weeks
  3. Bloating or Fullness in Pelvic Area
  4. Breasts Feel Tingly
  5. Constipation or Diarrhea
  6. Dizziness
  7. Feeling Faint or Woozy
  8. Fluctuation in weight
  9. Food Cravings/Aversions
  10. Food/Drink Taste Weird or Differently
  11. Gas
  12. Gum Bleeding
  13. Headaches
  14. Heartburn
  15. Increase in Cervical Mucus
  16. Increase in Fatigue
  17. Increase in Urination
  18. Increased Breast Size/Breasts feel Full and Heavy
  19. Increased thirst
  20. Lower Back Cramps and Pains
  21. Metallic Taste in Mouth
  22. Missed Late Early and/or Light Menstrual Period
  23. Missed Menstrual Period
  24. Nausea/Vomiting
  25. Sensitivity to Smells
  26. Sides of Breasts Hurt or Feel Sore
  27. Sore Breasts
  28. Srange sense of Comfort and/or Wellbeing
  29. Strange/Vivid Dreams
  30. Weight Loss due to nausea/vomiting

Read more: Pregnancy-symptoms

Most read information articles

    1st trimester (Bloodloss)

    Many women suffer from some slight bleeding in early pregnancy. Normally, women who have had slight bleeding in the first trimester have no problems during the further pregnancy. A little blood loss can be normal, but it is sometimes a cause for conc......
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  • Pregnancy symptoms

    It is important during pregnancy to know the difference between normal symptoms and those which should be reported to your midwife or doctor. Below is a list of the most common symptoms experienced by pregnant women. Areola around the nipples get ......
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  • Mucus plug

    During pregnancy, a mucous membrane forms in your uterus. The mucous membrane prevents infections of your uterus. The mucous membrane will remain in place until you give birth. When labour starts, the cervix is ​​stretched and softer. This can c......
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  • Stillbirth (Loss)

    If you lose your child after the 16th week, or your child dies during childbirth, this is officially classed as a "stillbirth". It's a tragic and often traumatic experience for parents. A mix of emotions are involved; anger, guilt, sadn......
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  • Development of the foetus

    An interactive video of the development of your baby. Slide the sliders to see the growth! The first picture shows the growth from 0 to 8 weeks, the second the growth from 8 to 40 weeks. You may also like this animated gif: ......
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  • 2nd trimester (Bloodloss)

    Occassionaly you may have some blood loss during your second trimester. Common causes include cervical growth or inflammation. Bleeding can pose a threat to both the mother and the unborn child. The most common cause of severe vaginal blood loss duri......
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  • Sleep (Sleep during pregnancy)

    During your pregnancy, you may have more difficulty sleeping than usual. A larger abdomen, heartburn, anxiety, back pain and shortness of breath lead to less sleep. You can get frustrated about the lack of good sleep. Yet sleep is very necessary......
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  • Skin changes

    The increase in hormones during pregnancy as well as other factors can result in changes to your skin which can include:  "Pregnancy glow" You may get a radiant glow over your face. Your face seems to blush because you have more bl......
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  • Pregnancy after 35

    Women are increasingly choosing to become pregnany at a later age. This has several reasons; work and career, still busy with study or promotion, no suitable partner, financial worries. The average age at which women have their first child increased ......
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  • Fluid retention (edema)

    It's normal for your body to retain excess water during pregnancy. This can be on average 2 to 3 liters. In the last month, especially, this is very noticeable; symptoms include swollen hands, feet and face. Even in warm weather, you will retain ......
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  • Sex (Safety during pregnancy)

    Sex during pregnancy Many people worry that having sex during pregnancy will somehow harm or disturb the baby. Although perhaps the mechanics, especially as you get further on in your pregnancy, may prove challenging, there is no reason couples cann......
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  • Hypotension (Blood pressure)

    Your blood pressure depends on age, weight and health. Average blood pressure is 120/80 (120 over 80). The first number is systolic pressure. This indicates how high the arterial pressure is and when the blood is pumped into the arteries every heart ......
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  • Pelvic instability

    Experiencing pain in your pelvic region is another symptom of pregnancy and quite normal. Research shows that 50 to 60% of women suffer from pelvic pain or low back pain. Early in pregnancy, hormones make the pelvis more flexible. In addition, the......
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  • During a twin pregnancy (Twins)

    Approximately 3 out of every 100 pregnancies is a twin or multiple pregnancy. Normally during your first ultrasound scan it will be determined whether you are having more than one baby although it may take the entire nine months for you to get over t......
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  • Baby movements

    Although you wont feel anything at around six weeks your baby will move along the fallopian tubes into the womb.  There is no real fixed time as to when you'll first feel your baby moving; some women feel it around the 15 week mark, for o......
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  • Thyroid abnormalities and pregnancy

      The thyroid is a small organ that lies in front of the trachea. Normally the thyroid gland is not visible or felt. The thyroid gland creates thyroid hormones. These hormones are important for metabolism (the conversion of food into energ......
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  • Navels

    Navels during pregnancy As soon as your stomach expands, your navel, the scar of your own umbilical cord, is stretched. Even if you have a deep navel (an "innie") when you are not pregnant, you will see that your navel first flattens a......
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  • Nausea

    Nausea is very common and is a normal phenomenon during pregnancy. Almost a third of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting especially in the morning although it can happen at any time of the day. Nausea often starts around the first mon......
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  • Headaches

    Headachs are one of the most common symptoms women experience during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester. Common causes are: - change in hormones; - tiredness, lack of sleep; - changes in blood circulation; - low blood ......
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  • Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum (rectum) and around the anus. They are closely related to varicose veins, which you see on your legs. If these veins are irritated, the surrounding tissue also swells, burns, infects and bleeds. Hemorrhoids......
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  • Stomach pain

    Cause of belly pain At around week 20 of pregnancy, the uterus will grow very quickly. Because of this rapid growth, there is a lot of tension on the muscles. These muscles keep the uterus in place. In particular, the muscles that run along the side......
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  • Feet: pain during pregnancy

    Pregnant women often walk for too long with sore feet, ankles and knees. They accept this as one of the many ailments that happen to them during pregnancy. Almost everyone has abnormalities of the feet but can go well for years without being ......
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  • Stretch marks (Pregnancy striations)

      What are striae?  Striae or stretch marks are linear scars that occur when the subcutaneous connective tissue is pulled apart by rapid growth of the stomach. They can also appear on the breasts and the top of your thighs. With a fast-gr......
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  • Group B Streptococcus (Tests during pregnancy)

    Testing for GBS isn't advisable during pregnancy, as up to 1 in 5 women are carriers. In certain cases it may be advisable to swab for GBS; for example if a woman is admitted to hospital with premature birth markers; a nurse will take a swab f......
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  • Cystitis

    In cases of bladder infection, the mucous membrane of the bladder is inflamed. During pregnancy you have a greater chance of getting a bladder infection. The ever-growing uterus pushes the bladder aside. Because of the pressure on your bladder, you w......
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  • Sunbathing during pregnancy

    There are many misunderstandings about sunbathing during pregnancy. UV rays, which sunlight partly consists of, penetrate the epidermis a little. They do their work in the epidermis, depending on the intensity of the radiation (tanning, skin thickeni......
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  • Depression before pregnancy

    Many pregnant women find it more difficult to control their emotions during pregnancy and this is mostly blamed on hormones. While it isn't pleasant for anyone in the family, in many cases, this is not simply a matter of being in a bad mood. P......
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  • Food (Foods not to eat during pregnancy)

    Food and drink It is important for everyone to eat healthily, but it is essential during pregnancy. Your baby needs certain amounts of nutrients, minerals and vitamins to develop properly. It is important that you know which ones are. Be careful wit......
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  • 3rd trimester (Bloodloss)

    Bleeding at the end of pregnancy can pose a threat to the life of both the mother and the child. Any amount of blood loss in late pregnancy should be reported to the doctor immediately. Causes of bleeding in the third trimester may be: - Placen......
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  • Missed miscarriage (Loss)

    Missed miscarriage is also called silent abortion or silent miscarriage. Silent miscarriage can only be determined by ultrasound, because bleeding or abdominal cramps, which may indicate a possible miscarriage, are not present. Before a diagnosis ......
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