First Trimester

Follow the extraordinary journey from conception to week 12 when your baby’s fingers and toes are fully formed. Calculate your due date and find out how a woman’s body changes in the first trimester.

 

Latest First Trimester Posts

Why EVERY woman should be taking folic acid

Ireland has a particularly high incidence of Spina Bifida and other Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), yet a simple folic acid supplement can help reduce the risks significantly – so why aren’t Irish women taking the advice? Speaking on behalf of safeFood, Prof Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Coombe Women and […]

How to deal with morning sickness

From mild nausea to morning, noon and night vomiting, morning sickness affects as many as eight out of ten pregnant women. It may be a good sign but it’s still bloody miserable. Here’s how to deal with it: 1. Watch your diet Standard advice is to look at what, when and how you are eating. An empty stomach […]

Five foods to boost your pregnancy

Once we’re eating for two, it can be difficult to know what’s going to help or hinder our baby’s development. If you want to give your baby the best start in life – before they’ve even been born – try incorporating these five pregnancy super foods into your diet. Avocado This has been the year of the avocado […]

All you need to know about: smear tests & pregnancy

It’s not something you generally think about when trying for a baby, but what happens if your smear test letter arrives through the letterbox while expecting or breastfeeding? We take a look at what you should do… Why do I need a smear test? Cervical screening, or a smear test, looks for for changes in […]

Pregnancy myths debunked!

There are so many dos and don’ts around pregnancy that it’s hard to tell the differnece between the good advice and the utter nonsense. And trust us – there are a lot of old wives’ tales still doing the round. Here are some of our favourite pregnancy “rules” – and why they are false… 1) Myth: The […]

Four supplements you should take during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant you have to mind what you eat in order to give your body and baby the best chance possible. Some supplements are even recommended to be taken before pregnancy so it’s important to watch what you eat when trying for a baby as well. As a lot of the good stuff is difficult […]

There’s a baby boom with numerous celebrities expecting

Complexions are glowing and bumps are blooming in the land of celebrity, with numerous women announcing their pregnancies this week. Whether it was done via interview or Instagram, these expecting mothers were delighted to announce their news to the world! Here are some of the celebrities we’ve confirmed are expecting babies this year. Beyoncé and Jay-Z First […]

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