Imogen Thomas picks up some first aid tips ahead of birth of first baby

Practice makes perfect! Pregnant Imogen Thomas picks up some first aid tips ahead of birth of first baby

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15:06 GMT, 26 October 2012

She's gearing up for the birth of her first baby, and naturally wants to ensure she is fully prepared for every eventuality when she becomes a mother.

So Imogen Thomas was the perfect choice to launch the British Red Cross' First Aid Challenge, while picking up some tips herself in the process.

Imogen looked chic in a more modest than usual white long-sleeved Crave Maternity shirt with a pair of tight leggings and boots as she took part in the challenge at The Baby Show in Earls Court.

Practice makes perfect! Imogen Thomas gets some first aid tips ahead of the birth of her first baby as she launches the First Aid Challenge campaign for the British Red Cross

Practice makes perfect! Imogen Thomas gets some first aid tips ahead of the birth of her first baby as she launches the First Aid Challenge campaign for the British Red Cross

Making preparations: Imogen showed her maternal side as she rocked the baby doll, before proudly putting her hand on her own baby bump

Making preparations: Imogen showed her maternal side as she rocked the baby doll, before proudly putting her hand on her own baby bump

Making preparations: Imogen showed her maternal side as she rocked the baby doll, before proudly putting her hand on her own baby bump

With the help of a British Red Cross
instructor, Imogen learned how to cope if her child ever suffers from
burns, choking or meningitis.

And following the day, Imogen tweeted: 'I can't believe how much I've learnt from the British Red Cross First Aid Challenge.'

She was joined at the event by
mother-of-two Stacey Solomon, who also picked up some helpful pointers
on the best ways to react in emergency situations.

Konnie Huq, who gave birth to son
Covey, her first child with husband Charlie Brooker in March, is
fronting the new campaign, and said: 'Children don’t come with an instruction
manual, and the level of responsibility you have for your child can be
quite daunting.

Learning fast: Imogen got some tips from a British Red Cross instructor on what to do in emergency situations

Learning fast: Imogen got some tips from a British Red Cross instructor on what to do in emergency situations

Always read to learn: Mother-of-two Stacey Solomon was also involved to launch the new campaign

Always read to learn: Mother-of-two Stacey Solomon was also involved to launch the new campaign

'We all mean to learn first aid at some point, so let’s
make that time now. /10/26/article-2223559-15B2DF07000005DC-325_634x418.jpg” width=”634″ height=”418″ alt=”Face of the campaign: Konnie Huq, who gave birth to son Covey in March, is fronting the challenge” class=”blkBorder” />

Face of the campaign: Konnie Huq, who gave birth to son Covey in March, is fronting the challenge

Imogen has had a busy week trying to get around to doing all her errands ahead of welcoming her baby into the world.

They day before, Imogen was seen
showing off her pregnancy curves in a tight green T-shirt and jogging
bottoms as she took her pet cat to the vets.

But it doesn't seem as though the
appointment went very well, as Imogen later tweeted: 'OMG. Just been to
the vet…and poor cat louis has to go on a strict diet! Oh poor loulou!
#overweight.'

For more information on the challenge, visit Redcross.org.uk for free videos, emergency advice and information on first aid courses around the UK.

Running her errands: The day before, Imogen was seen taking her cat Louis to the vet, where she was told he was overweight and needed to go on a diet

Running her errands: The day before, Imogen was seen taking her cat Louis to the vet, where she was told he was overweight and needed to go on a diet

Blooming lovely: Imogen highlighted her pregnancy curves in a green T-shirt and black trousers

Blooming lovely: Imogen highlighted her pregnancy curves in a green T-shirt and black trousers

Blooming lovely: Imogen highlighted her pregnancy curves in a green T-shirt and black trousers