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Having a healthy pregnancy

All of a sudden, it's not just your health you have to take care of, but your future baby's too. It can be hard to know what to do for the best.

Even if you already eat healthily and are in good physical shape, you will need to make some changes to deal with the special strains that pregnancy will put upon your body.

You're probably being bombarded with conflicting information, too. Our pregnancy health pages will provide you with sound, evidence-based advice to help answer your questions, and help you stay healthy before and during pregnancy.

How long does it take to conceive?

What foods should I be avoiding?

What kind of exercise can I do with a bump?

Is one glass of wine going to hurt?

If my partner smokes, is my baby at risk?

Should I be lifting boxes at work?

What is a TENS machine?

What's going to happen when I give birth?

How will I know when I'm in labour?

Is my weight going to be a problem in pregnancy?

Our midwives are often asked all these questions and more. We've provided information, tips and advice to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Use the menu on the right to explore Tommy's expert advice, and take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions pages for some of the most common concerns about pregnancy, conception and birth.



1. NICE (2008) Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, London

In this section

Diet and nutrition
Managing your weight




Mental health

Healthy working pregnancy

Labour and birth

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