Helpful advice during pregnancy

You’re pregnant! Here is some helpful advice to answer some of the questions you may have about being pregnant. They are for you and your partner.

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  • Many women feel sick or throw up (vomit) during pregnancy. Although it’s called ‘morning sickness’, it can happen at any time of the day. It’s usually worse during the first 3 months of pregnancy.  Read more
  • It’s always important to eat healthy food - but especially during pregnancy. Find out about healthy food and drink choices, healthy weight gain and food safety during pregnancy. Read more
  • It’s important to stay active during your pregnancy. Being active and healthy helps both you and your baby. It also helps to prepare your body for the birth. Read more
  • When you’re pregnant anything you smoke, drink or take can affect you and your baby. The best thing you can do is avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs. Read more
  • Your body will change a lot during pregnancy – this can cause a range of complaints, from discomfort to pain. This page lists some of the common complaints in pregnancy. Read more
  • You might not be pregnant, but it’s important to know what’s happening to your partner. Find out about your changing partner, how you can support her and how to be ready for baby’s birth. Read more
  • Most women feel some aches and pains during their pregnancy but sometimes there are problems during pregnancy that need urgent medical attention.  Read more
  • If you are working during your pregnancy, you need to think about when you will stop working and what you will do after your baby is born. Find out about parental leave. Read more
  • Talk to your midwife or specialist doctor before you travel. They will let you know if travelling is safe for you and your baby. Read more
  • You can have sex while you’re pregnant, unless your midwife or specialist doctor has asked you not to. Read more
  • Find out about the types of twins, the maternity care you’ll receive, what you need to think about before the birth, and where you can get help and support. Read more
  • Whether you’re planning to have your baby at home, in a birthing centre or in hospital, there are things that you should think about before your baby is born. Read more
  • It helps to know as much as possible about breastfeeding before your baby is born. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby and breastfeeding is perfect for you too. Read more
  • A healthy diet is important during pregnancy. But you can’t always get everything that you and your baby need from food. Find out about folic acid and iodine tablets and how to get enough vitamin D. Read more
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