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Guide to a healthy pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy means following a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, knowing what to avoid and making sure your vaccinations are up to...

Healthy diet during pregnancy

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but especially vital if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Read how to h...

Exercising during pregnancy

Doing regular moderate physical activity has health benefits during pregnancy and also helps to prepare the body for childbirth. Read about getting fi...

Pelvic floor exercises

Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth.

Foods to avoid when pregnant

Make sure you know the important facts about which foods you should avoid or take extra care with when you're pregnant.

Caffeine during pregnancy

While having large amounts of caffeine does not appear to cause birth defects, drinking high amounts of caffeine may make it more difficult to become ...

Alcohol and pregnancy

Read about the effects of alcohol on your baby and some tips on avoiding it.

Smoking and pregnancy

Find out how quitting smoking will improve your health and give your baby the best start in life.

Pregnant woman with a cold thinking about taking medicine

Medicines during pregnancy

Learn more about taking medicines during pregnancy, which includes over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.

Vitamins and supplements during pregnancy

Supplements such as folic acid and iodine are recommended during pregnancy. But check with your doctor before taking any other types.

Yoga and Pilates during pregnancy

Yoga and Pilates during pregnancy can be beneficial, but you should be careful to avoid some positions. Find out how yoga and Pilates can help you her...

Playing sport during pregnancy

Playing sport during pregnancy can have many benefits, but you need to be careful when choosing your sport and how you participate. Find out more here...

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