Trawling through the web for useful pregnancy resources can be both time consuming and tedious. In this section, we have removed the hassle of trying to find useful information and composed the following set of useful pregnancy resources for you - right from the stage of conception, through pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period.
From a list of maternity hospitals to the latest news, books, DVDs and product reviews to inspiring birth stories, each section below is packed full of information that will enlighten you. In addition, you can get in touch with people in similar situations through our forums, scheduled parenting meet-up groups, enter competitions and peruse many relevant articles about pregnancy, birth and the post natal period.
Pregnancy and Birth Story
"My name is Isabel and I got pregnant at 14 and gave birth to my daughter at 15. One night my boyfriend and I with decided to have sex. After that night my life changed. About 3-4 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. I talked to a trusted aunt and she took me to go get checked. I peed in a cup and yup those 2 lines came up. I looked at my Aunt and I didn’t really know what say. She told me it was going to be okay." This article tells the story of a teenage pregnancy experience.
Best Way to Wash a Baby's Bottom
"Health professionals and midwives have long recommended using just plain cotton wool and cooled boiled water to wash a newborn baby’s delicate skin, yet so many common chemical ingredients found in wipes read more like a science encyclopedia." This article provides details on the best way to clean your baby's bottom.
Pregnancy Story - 17 and Pregnant
"This is my story: My name is Angela and when I had just turned 17 I found out I was pregnant. I found out in January of 2010 and I was 7 weeks along. I took a home pregnancy test during winter break from school. I was a couple weeks late on my period and was feeling very sick all December. I asked my step sister to buy a test and it was positive." This article tells the story of Angela and her teenage pregnancy story.