Best pregnancy websites
The must-read websites and books for pregnant couples
Sign up, enter your due date and get weekly updates on the development of you and bub – with just enough detail to keep you informed without bamboozling you with the biology. There’s a very informative (and often highly amusing) community forum to answer those questions you daren’t ask for fear of looking like a wally, and the official articles are informative and to-the-point. A loyal site, it sticks with you after your child is born, giving advice on feeding, sleeping, potty-training and so on. A brilliant resource.
Colourful, clear and concise, this is a fab site giving great advice while not taking itself, or the whole pregnancy palaver, too seriously. It deals with issues such as miscarriage in a sensitive and comforting manner while answering all the common questions. If you’re keen for the ins and outs, so to speak, sign up to view members’ birth stories, or simply check out the ‘ask the expert’ search engine.
A funky site, great for Antipodean mums-to-be who will feel at home with its local feel. Zip past the local community areas and the info hubs are well laid out, clear and packed with useful information on topics from the importance of finding the right maternity bra, to games to play with babies, to infant safety. We love the reviews where parents post their honest, no-frills advice on everything from pushchairs to breast pumps.
The website for US magazine Fit Pregnancy, this glam, bright site focuses strongly on fitness, nutrition and style. Create your own calendar and receive a week-by-week guide to your pregnancy and your baby’s development, as well as newsletters tailored to your fitness preferences (although we couldn’t see one for lying on the couch munching on HobNobs).
A hip site with great topical articles, as well as quirky but useful advice for yummy mummies on, for example, the most flattering photo poses and how to choose maternity jeans. It initially looks light on medical facts, but with an A-Z on getting pregnant, pregnancy, labour and beyond, there’s plenty of serious stuff buried in there too.
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