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trying for a baby

    ovulation calculator

    Our ovulation calculator helps you work out when you're most likely to conceive a baby. Simply tell us the date your last period began and how long your cycle lasts, everyone's cycle is different, so our calculator uses averages to predict your most fertile days.

    preparing for pregnancy

    Starting a family is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you're ever likely to make, and it's only the start of an incredible journey. If you feel ready to take that next big step, read through our list of pre pregnancy tips to get you, your body and your home ready for a new family member.

    how to get pregnant

    Of course, we all know HOW to make a baby, but having science on your side will give you the best chance of conceiving. As well as trying to be as healthy as possible, another important step is getting to know your menstrual cycle.

    a dad’s guide to conceiving

    Trying for a baby can be a very exciting time for both partners. You might be wondering how to get pregnant, when to have sex, or what positions to try. If so, you’re in the right place…

    giving your baby the best possible start in life

    Raising children is an enormous responsibility and probably the most important job you'll ever do. Unfortunately children don't come with a guidebook though, so you might be wondering exactly where to start. Here are a few tips.

    conception difficulties and your relationship

    Trying for a baby can be one of the most joyous times in a couples life together, the feeling of bringing a little bundle of joy into the world and looking forward to a growing family is one of the most rewarding experiences a couple can go through together.

    ivf

    In vitro ('in glass') fertilisation is a technique that helps couples who have struggled to conceive naturally. An embryo is created in a laboratory and then transplanted into the womb.

    early signs and symptons of pregnancy

    If you’re wondering when pregnancy symptoms start, it could be earlier than you think. Missing your period isn't always the first sign that you're expecting a baby. In fact, you can feel some pregnancy symptoms before you even realise your monthly visitor isn’t going to appear. The only way to know for sure is to take a home pregnancy test, but keep an eye out for a few of these tell-tale signs too.

    pregnancy tests and scans

    Checking up on the health of you and your growing little one can be one of the most daunting but reassuring parts of pregnancy. Tests let you take a peek at what's going on inside your bump, better preparing you for what's in store.

    pregnancy after 35

    These days it's more common for women to become mums in their late thirties than their early twenties and teens. There are a few extra risks with pregnancy when you're older that you should be aware of, but you've got every reason to expect a healthy bundle of joy.

    having another baby

    Now you've got the hang of things with your first baby, you might find yourself thinking about a little brother or sister for them. But it can be hard to know when you're ready and what age gap will work for your family. There's no wrong answer, but here are some pros and cons to think about.