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To keep you and your baby as healthy as possible during pregnancy, there are several things you can do, and a few you might avoid, to support your wellbeing and prepare for birth.
We know that healthy women have fewer complications in pregnancy and are more likely to have healthy babies who grow into healthy children. Partners also have a role to play by staying healthy.
The sooner you stop smoking, the better. But even if you stop in the last few weeks of your pregnancy this will benefit you and your baby.
Benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy
You do not need to go on a special diet, but it’s important to eat a variety of different foods every day to get the right balance of nutrients that you and your baby need.
Health information you should know during pregnancy.
The Sussex WEPP (Wellbeing and Exercise in Pregnancy Programme) offers FREE exercise resources to refer to during your pregnancy. Before you start exercising please ensure that you have read our self-screening for exercise page.
Read more about mental health during pregnancy.
Further resources for mental health during pregnancy –
Issue 4 : Staying Healthy During Your Pregnancy
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