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STAYING HEALTHY IN PREGNANCY

Find out more about staying healthy and how this benefits your developing baby throughout your pregnancy

Staying healthy in pregnancy 

Pregnancy changes life for parents, carers and the family around them. The healthier a mum is during pregnancy, the easier it will be for her to adapt to her changing body and cope with labour as well as recover fully after the birth. 

Keeping well in pregnancy 

There's lots of useful advice and information about how to look after yourself and your baby while you're pregnant - find out more on the NHS website by clicking here. 

 

Maintaining a healthy weight and continuing to exercise is very important during pregnancy and after birth. NHS Maternity can support you to stay healthy throughout pregnancy. Their Health Coaches and Health Trainers will work with you to provide an individualised plan for your wellbeing. Speak to your midwife for more information and to be referred.

Exercising in pregnancy

Find some great tips, advice and videos on how to stay active by clicking here to view This Mum Moves.  

More tips and advice about how to exercise during pregnancy are also available on the Start4Life website by clicking here.

NHS maternity exercises 

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Explore other services available through pregnancy and birth

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PREGNANCY 

Useful information when trying for a baby and having a healthy pregnancy

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PREGNANCY FAQS

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about pregnancy and birth on the Start4Life website

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SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY

Explore links, advice and support about pregnancy

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WEEK-BY-WEEK GUIDE

Better understand your pregnancy with this week-by-week guide 

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MIDWIFERY 

Midwifery services available to support new parents and their babies

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PREPARING FOR SAFE SLEEPING

Safer sleeping information from the Lullaby Trust

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SMOKING, ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCES

Alcohol or substance misuse and stop smoking support

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STAYING HEALTHY IN PREGNANCY

How to look after yourself and your developing baby

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SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS

Common symptoms and complications in pregnancy

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BADGER NOTES APP

About Badger Net and Badger Notes' digital pregnancy care record

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PREPARING FOR LABOUR AND BIRTH

Useful information and tips for labour and birth

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VACCINATIONS IN PREGNANCY

Recommended vaccinations during pregnancy on the NHS website 

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PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Mental health and wellbeing for parents, partners and carers 

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BENEFITS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Useful tips and information about benefits and finance

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