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20 weeks pregnant – what to expect at your anomaly ultrasound scan

After an intense first 20 weeks of pregnancy, the time has finally arrived for your anomaly ultrasound scan – a pivotal appointment whose name strikes fear into the hearts of most first time parents. While the chances of miscarriage after this stage of pregnancy are much smaller, this anomaly scan at 20 weeks provides your midwife with full disclosure about…

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Making contact with your baby for the first time

For weeks I’ve been desperately trying to make contact with my baby…but at just 21 weeks old (and still encased within my pregnant wife’s now sizeable belly), this mission is proving rather more difficult than I originally expected. Sure, I can talk to it, sing to it, even occasionally prod it, in search of a reaction. But as yet, the…

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Weeks 16 to 18 of pregnancy – what to expect

Now well into the second trimester of our first pregnancy, in weeks 16 to 18 the changes are coming in thick and fast, not only for my pregnant wife, but as it turns out, for me too! First and foremost, the biggest change (in every sense of the word) is her ever expanding bump, which is now standing out and…

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Weeks 13 to 15 of pregnancy – what to expect

As you enter the second trimester of your first pregnancy, weekly progress becomes a little less defined as the baby’s rate of growth speeds up considerably during weeks 13 to 15. According to my man’s guide to baby growth during pregnancy, the baby has had a serious growth spurt and is now around the size of a scotch egg – a…

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12 weeks pregnant – what to expect at your first ultrasound

After 12 weeks of waiting, the time has finally arrived for your first pregnancy ultrasound and with it, your first real glimpse of your new baby. This monumental moment brings with it a huge mix of emotions; from excitement and anticipation at finally having confirmation that all is well, to fear and anxiety at what the scan might reveal. Here’s what…

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