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Looking after yourself during pregnancy

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It might sound obvious, but it’s really important to look after yourself during your pregnancy. The thing is, it can be a bit daunting when you see how much information there is out there on what you should be doing, eating and watching out for. But don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed at first, you’ll soon find your feet.

Your midwife is a great source of reassurance and support at every step of the way - so make sure you go along to your appointments, as keeping in touch will help you build a good relationship with them. We’re also here to help you – with top tips on a range of topics, from exercising while you’re pregnant, to getting the right vitamins.

Top tips from parents

What the professionals say

"It's totally fine to exercise while you’re pregnant, as long as you’re aware of your bump and don’t overdo things. Equally, if you feel like taking it easy and enjoying life at a slightly slower pace that's ok too. You know your body best."

"Stopping smoking, and not drinking are some of the best things you can do for you and your baby, and it’s never too late to stop."

More information

For more information on looking after yourself throughout your pregnancy, ask your midwife or visit Ready Steady Baby.

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