Smoking and pregnancy

Smoking in pregnancy is harmful to your baby. Quitting is one of the best things you can do to protect your baby’s health through pregnancy and beyond.

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  • A healthy vegetarian salad with bread

    Nutrition in pregnancy

    Now that you’re pregnant, it’s important to eat well. Good nutrition will keep you healthy and help your baby grow and develop.

  • Pregnant woman looking at wine in supermarket.

    Drinking alcohol in pregnancy

    You don't have to stop having fun now you're pregnant - but there are a few things you'll have to give up. Alcohol is one of these things, because it can damage your growing baby.

  • Pregnant woman looking anxious.

    Mental wellbeing

    Although it’s normal to have periods of worry and stress when you’re pregnant, some women have feelings that don’t go away and this can be a sign of something more serious.

  • Pregnant woman exercising on cross-trainer.

    Exercise and activity in pregnancy

    People may tell you that pregnancy is a good time to put your feet up. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is actually much healthier for you and your baby to stay active during your pregnancy.

  • Woman on treadmill at gym.

    Weight management in pregnancy

    Although you will be putting on weight in pregnancy as your baby grows, limiting the amount of extra weight gain in pregnancy will improve your health and your baby's, both now and in the future.

  • Woman having antenatal check up.

    Antenatal care

    Antenatal care is the healthcare and support you have while you’re pregnant. It's very important to make sure you and your unborn baby are both looked after throughout your pregnancy.

Last reviewed on April 1st, 2015. Next review date April 1st, 2018.

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