We all have a tendency to go overboard with a first pregnancy. From putting the house of the market as soon as your test is positive to overly over preparing, see if you can recognise any of these unavoidable clichés…
You plan the nursery immediately
OK, so you probably won’t put your baby in there for at least a year from now. But, there’s the colour scheme to consider, the cot to build and the nursing chair to decide on. Helloooo Pinterest. [Corbis]
You upgrade your car
You’ll be sad to see your beloved Mini Cooper go, but there’s no way it will fit all of your baby gear in it. Hello people carrier. [Corbis]
You start looking for a bigger house
Your husband may disagree, but you definitely think your baby will need her own room as soon as she’s born. And obvs you’ll need a third room for when your mum stays round to help out with the night feeds. [Corbis]
With so many brilliant ways to share your pregnancy news with your partner, it almost seems a shame to just tell him that you’re pregnant. So, from spelling it out during a game of Scrabble to setting the table for three, get inspired with these reveal ideas.
...until their children are old enough to eat with them, according to a recent study run by OnePoll. The research, commissioned by AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board), also found that 26 per cent were not prepared for the negative impact that having a baby would have on their diet.