Bringing a new baby into the world can be a magical time but the amount of information available can seem overwhelming and confusing at times. This is why we’ve simplified things by pulling together some handy must-read advice and tips for new mums and mums-to-be.
Finding the right advice and support can make a big difference and help you enjoy a healthy happy pregnancy.
When mums-to-be feel good so do their babies. Adding some more physical activity to your routine can help pump extra oxygen around your body and give your baby an oxygen boost that can help them grow.
This section offers advice on the safest exercises and suggests great ways to get started, ranging from walking more to local fitness classes.
The latest ‘official’ medical advice is that mums-to-be should avoid alcohol altogether.
If you’d like to protect your baby from the risks of alcohol, there are lots of small changes you can try that can make stopping drinking alcohol more achievable.
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage and your baby being born too early. Every cigarette you smoke sends harmful chemicals to your baby, depriving them of oxygen and forcing their tiny heart to beat faster.
You don’t have to do it alone, there’s lots of FREE local support available that can help you beat smoking for good.
Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience, but it’s also completely normal to feel worried and stressed at times. You might have a lot on your mind and be experiencing mood swings but seeking help or talking to a friend about how you feel can be a big help.