Preparing for Pregnancy

You can improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy by following some simple steps; this section has all the information you need to start your pregnancy journey.

Ready for Pregnancy

#ReadyforPregnancy is here to support you if you are thinking about a pregnancy and looking for information about how to prepare and be in the best shape possible for your health and your baby’s health.

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Trying to Get Pregnant

How to increase your chances of getting pregnant

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How Long Does It Usually Take to Get Pregnant?

Many factors can affect a couple's chances of conceiving, find out more

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Planning Your Pregnancy

You can improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy by following some simple steps, find out more

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Doing a Pregnancy Test

Home pregnancy tests are accurate as long as you follow the instructions correctly

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Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different and not everyone will have the same symptoms

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Getting Pregnant If You Have a Mental Health Condition

Everyone’s mental health journey is different, but whatever happens, you will have a team of people supporting you

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Having a Baby If You Are LGBT+

Find out about starting a family if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary

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Infertility

Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving, find out what support and guidance is available

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Planning Another Pregnancy

You can increase your chances of getting pregnant again if you are in good health, Find out more

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Existing Health Conditions

Advice about health conditions you already had before you were pregnant

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Pre-pregnancy Counselling for Women/People with Existing Medical Conditions

Having a long-term or chronic condition does not mean that you can’t have a reasonably trouble-free pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Sussex Maternal Medicine Centre

A team working across Sussex to ensure that all women/people have access to specialist maternal medicine advice wherever they plan to give birth.

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Tell Us You’re Pregnant

There are six NHS organisations in Sussex providing maternity care, you can register yourself directly using our self-referral page.

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