Even before you get pregnant, you can help prepare your body for pregancy and birth, by making sure you are as healthy as possible. Having a healthy, balanced diet and getting plenty of regular exercise can be a great way to start.
- 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 really help and will reduce the risk of any complications. Everyone Health provides local weight loss support services.
If you have any one of the following, you may also be able to get an individual care plan for your preganancy journey based on your particular needs. Please ask your GP to refer you to one of our consultants.
- Have a medical condition such as diabetes, a kidney or heart problem
- Had complications in a previous pregnancy
- Are very overweight (BMI ≧ 50)
If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, please speak to your GP about referral to our fertility services.