Pregnancy and health
It is important for you to stay well when you are pregnant for the health of you and your baby. To stay well you need to look after your mental wellbeing, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid alcohol and not smoke.
Emotional wellbeing for you and your baby
Building your relationship starts before your baby is born, and can help them in many ways. It's important for them to feel safe and secure to experience the world as a consistent, loving place so that they grow into a happy, confident person.
A little stress in life is normal, but increased or constant stress can have a lasting effect on both your baby. You may find it helpful to speak to family, friends, your Midwife, GP or Health Visitor. More information can be found here:
Eating a healthy balanced diet will help your baby to grow and develop. More info can be found here
There are some foods you shouldn't eat when you're pregnant as they might make you ill or harm your baby. More info can be found here
If you smoke, stopping will help both you and your baby immediately. You will reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth and you are more likely to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby. More info can be found here and you can find local stop smoking service details here
Drinking whilst pregnant can be harmful for your baby. The safest way is not to drink alcohol at all whilst you are pregnant. More info can be found here