Are you ready to be a mum?

Are you prepared for parenthood, or flying by the seat of your pants? Find out with our quiz


1. By the time you were 20 weeks pregnant you’d bought…

A) Absolutely nothing. Why would you? You’ve still got plenty of time.


B) Every item you could possibly need – from colic drops to baby clothes.

C) The basics: pushchair, cot and car seat.

Will you know what to do when your contractions start?

2. What do you reckon the term ‘afterbirth’ means?

A) The period of relief and celebration after you’ve had the baby.

B) The delivery of the placenta after your baby is born.

C) The cleaning up, weighing and measuring of your baby.

Could labour pains benefit bonding?

3. How many stages of labour are there?

A) It’s just one big event, isn’t it?

B) Three: dilation, pushing and childbirth; then delivery of the placenta.

C) Two: contractions and birth.


4. How many nappies have you bought already?

A) Nappies? That’s my partner’s department and doesn’t the hospital give you a bumper pack to take home with you?

B) You’ve got a cupboard full of them in different sizes, plus nappy sacks, bin and matching changing mat.

C) You’ve got a newborn pack but don’t want to go overboard.

Eating as soon as you wake up can ease morning sickness. A small snack before you even get out of bed helps if your nausea is especially bad.

5. To prepare for the tiredness you’ll face as a new mum, you:

A) Plan that you’ll just sleep when your baby does. Everyone says they sleep loads in the first few weeks anyway. Easy.

B) Organise a rota. Why wouldn’t your friends want to help out, so they can spend one-on-one time with your gorgeous little one while you snooze?

C) Start making portion-sizes of meals to pop in the freezer so you won’t need to think about cooking.


Now find out how you did…

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