- Inside your womb, the baby is floating in fluid in the amniotic sac, which protects the baby, allows it to move, and maintains a constant temperature
- The baby is connected by the umbilical cord to the placenta, which is embedded in the wall of your womb
- Oxygen, nourishment and protective antibodies are passed through the placenta from you to the baby via the umbilical cord
- Waste matter from the baby passes back down the cord to the placenta
All pregnant women are entitled to free prescriptions and free dental treatment. Because of the changes in your body resulting from pregnancy, your teeth need extra care, so book an appointment with your dentist.
Have you thought about antenatal or parenting classes yet?
It may seem very early, but many classes, such as those run by the National Childbirth Trust, get booked up months in advance, visit www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com or call 0300 330 0770 for more information. You can find out what classes there are locally from your midwife, GP surgery, local library or the internet.
You may feel a little self-conscious about your expanding waistline, but it is important not to diet during pregnancy as this can be harmful for both you and your baby. It is normal to gain between 10 – 12 kg during pregnancy (22 - 28lb) and around a tenth of this will be in the first trimester.
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