Preparing for your pregnancy
Everyone can benefit from making sure they are as healthy as possible before getting pregnant. See the below advice and resources to learn more.
- For general advice on the steps you can take see the NHS website, planning your pregnancy
- Exercise is beneficial when preparing for and during pregnancy. To learn more about exercising safely click here for guidance from Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy.
- If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 30, losing weight prior to pregnancy can reduce the risk of complications. Everyone Health provides local weight loss support services.
Some women may benefit from pre-pregnancy counselling with one of our consultants or specialist teams, to prepared an individualised care plan for your pregnancy journey. This may apply to you if you:
- Have a medical condition such as diabetes, a kidney or heart problem
- Had complications in a previous pregnancy
- Are very overweight (BMI ≧ 50)
Please ask your GP to refer you to one of our consultants.
If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, please speak to your GP about referral to our fertility services.
Your baby at 42 weeks: