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Maternity Leave & Maternity Pay Checklist
Pregnancy

Your maternity leave and maternity pay checklist

It might seem a while away, but once you’ve made your pregnancy announcement, it’s a good idea to begin maternity leave preparations and find out if you’re entitled to maternity pay.

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6-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Your baby’s growth is in overdrive right about now. So many exciting developments on such a tiny little being! Read more about this week.

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7-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Your baby is already a pretty impressive 18 mm long. Though you won’t feel it yet, she’s on the move. Read more about this week.

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9-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Two hearts beat as one, as the song says. In actual fact, your baby’s heart is beating just fine on its own. Read more about this week.

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5-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Though only around the size of a pea, your baby is growing by leaps and bounds. Relatively speaking! Read more about this week.

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37-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Your baby tends to keep his head down, arms crossed, and legs folded up on his chest as there’s not much room to move around. He’ll be very glad to get out and stretch!

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36-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

From now until she makes her grand entrance, your baby will continue to grow. She is already 45 cm long and weighs about 2.9 kg! Read more about this week.

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35-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

In about a month, you’ll be holding that little bundle of joy in your arms. Until then, there’s still lots of polishing and refinement going on inside you. Read more about this week.

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34-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Things are slowing down a little in your belly now. That’s because everything is getting close to being developed! Your baby is around 45 cm long and weighs well over 2 kilos.

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33-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Six weeks. That’s about how long you’ve got left before you get to meet the little person growing inside you. Amazing, right? We think so. Read on to know more about this week.

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32-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Your baby is still developing as you head into the final lap, but it’s mostly perfecting and polishing from here on out. He or she is getting ready to meet you!

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31-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

As D-Day fast approaches, your little one will soon be moving into position for birth. What a clever baby! But you already knew that. Read more about this week.

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3-week pregnant: baby development and diet advice

You’re at the very beginning of the journey. You can’t see anything yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a whole lot going on.

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30-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Every day, your baby develops more, getting ready to make an entrance into the world in just under 10 weeks. Has it gone fast or is the time creeping by for you? Every mum feels it differently.

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29-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

As you inch your way towards the finish line – you will be giving birth in about ten weeks! – your baby is still growing by leaps and bounds, even opening her eyes wide now. Read more about it.

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28-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Your little one is around 35 cm long from crown to toe and already weights about 1.3 kilos, a third of her birth weight. Her feet measure nearly 6 cm – yes, they are tiny!

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27-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Your baby still has some growing to do but as of today, he’s over 30 cm long, big enough laying down to fit on your forearm between your hand and your elbow.

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26-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

A little ta-da moment for the final week of your second trimester – your baby will open her eyes for the first time around now! Read more about this week.

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25-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Two more weeks left of the second trimester. You are gearing up for the home stretch. . Read more about how to help feed it.

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24-week pregnant: baby development and diet tips

Can you feel the baby reacting to noises and your caresses yet? Towards the end of the second trimester is when some women report that this starts to happen, so be on the lookout.