Lauren Dubois 4:19pm If you've ever spoken to a pregnant woman, you'll know that rational thought isn't always present. Reason and common sense has gone the way of her waistline. Long gone.
EVELYN LEWIN While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?
Some talked about and not so talked about perks of being pregnant were shared in our forums. Click through to find out what they were.
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LETITIA ROWLANDS He thought he would simply take a beautiful photo of his pregnant wife next to the ocean.
Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.
EVELYN LEWIN For some couples you either both want to know the gender of your unborn baby, or you don't. For others, it's not that simple.
It's called pareidolia - when the brain makes an image or pattern appear where there isn't really one. But the scientific reason doesn't make these scans any less surprising or amusing!
LETITIA ROWLANDS All excited parents-to-be arrive at ultrasound appointments hoping to get a glimpse of what their growing baby is up to inside the womb.
Staff writers When Brittany Welch found out she was expecting a baby, she was determined to share the news with her husband in a special way.
Staff writers Ever wondered why humans have that vertical groove between the top lip and nose?
Staff writers For decades it was thought the womb provided a sterile environment in which an unborn baby was protected from germs until developed its own immune system.
CATHERINE RODIE From the moment you discover you are pregnant you look forward to your baby's arrival.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Every parent knows the joy of hanging their child's first painting on the fridge.
Estelle Erasmus All this "flash belly rubbing," as I liked to call it, was wearing on me. It made me feel targeted, vulnerable and grumpy.
Jamie Goodwin My hate for pregnancy was absolute. I never felt like a wonderful feminine goddess. I felt, at my core, disgusting.
Staff writers A new study has shown that babies may actually be able to hear from as early as 16 weeks – 10 weeks earlier than was commonly thought.
Staff writers After 17 years of trying, this man had given up hope of having a family.
Staff writers A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.
LETITIA ROWLANDS "I was lying down, but my legs started shaking and all I could do was laugh, then I asked them to please check again."
Siobhan Downes Michaela Martin has never been so enthusiastic about doing the laundry in her life.
Cecile Meier Everyone, from well-meaning friends to work colleagues to middle-aged men, has something to say about my weight.
JO HARTLEY These ideas can feel just a bit sweeter (no pun intended) than a phone call or a hug.
JO HARTLEY When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.
Suzi Catchpole It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.
Brady Dennis When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant women have been warned to be careful about where they share pictures of their growing bellies after a number of bump shots have been stolen and shared in "preggofile" fetish groups.
Every parent knows that "no" is a toddler's favourite word.
EVELYN LEWIN Just like every body is different, every pregnant body is different.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It is not often a dad gets to break the news to his wife that they are expecting a baby.
Jessica Bartlett These are the 'school of hard knocks' lessons I've learned in my last three months of pregnancy, and I'm sharing them with you – because if not me, then who will?
Laura Jackel Pregnancy for many couples is joyful and precious, but direct questioners and curious bystanders need to remember that it can also be traumatising and sad.
JO HARTLEY When we share the news that we're expecting we usually expect a positive response. So what happens when this isn't the case?
Clare Sibthorpe How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.
Jessica Bartlett As I roll into the second half of "Pregnancy: The Sequel", here is breakdown of the differences I have found thus far.
Lauren Dubois You can see it all now: glowing mumma with her gorgeous babe ... you know exactly what you're going to be like. Or perhaps you know exactly what you're not going to be like.
Catherine Rodie There are many reasons a mum-to-be might want to keep her pregnancy news under wraps.
Feel like a bit of a Friday morning cry fest? This video of a blind woman getting to "see" her unborn baby could leave you a bit teary.
Ariane Beeston A watched womb never labours ... or at least mine didn't.
Letitia Rowlands Women everywhere would love for their partners to understand what their bodies go through during pregnancy.
JO HARTLEY Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Looking for a pair of jeans that will get you through pregnancy? Here are 18 pairs we love the look of, from budget to luxe.
Lenny Bernstein For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.
DANIELLE COLLEY It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.
Max Knoblauch Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.
Find out what changes are happening to your body and see how your baby is developing each week of your pregnancy.
Congratulations, you're pregnant! So when is the baby due? Calculate your expected due date using Essential Baby’s Due Date Calculator.
EB's iphone app has had an update - Pregnancy Week by Week updates straight to your phone - Now with a Contraction Timer!
Join a due in group (DIG) and travel the pregnancy journey with other expectant mums at the same stage as you.
Ask questions or offer advice to other expectant parents in our forum for mums.