Are you pregnant ?   Congratulations – you are carrying the most precious gift of life.    Trying to conceive ?  Now is the perfect time to start preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy.

Being pregnant is a miraculous time in a woman’s life and there are a few choices that you can make to help ensure you have a healthy pregnancy.

  • Diet: What you eat, your baby eats. To give your developing baby the best start in life, it is important that they get all the nutrition they need. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and proteins is important. A balanced diet will help provide your body with many of the essential vitamins and minerals you will need to support your pregnancy and childbirth. While it is possible to have a healthy pregnancy & baby if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, please discuss your diet with your Doctor to make sure you are both getting everything you need.                                                                                 …………………………..

  • Pregnancy Multivitamins: During pregnancy larger amounts of nutrients are required for growth and metabolism. Pregnancy multivitamins are intended to lower the risk of disease and prevent abnormalities in the developing baby. As an added bonus they will benefit mums too eg in preventing bone loss and anaemia. They are most effective when taken for 3 months before pregnancy. Pregnancy multivitamins should also be taken during pregnancy and even afterwards while breastfeeding to provide mum with the extra iron and calcium. Buy some here.                                               ………………………………….

  • Folic acid: Optimal levels are vital for your baby’s brain and nervous system development. Taking folic acid, found in our Pregnancy Vitamin spray reduces your baby’s risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida as well as other defects like cleft lip / palate. Neural-tube defects can happen in your developing baby in the first few weeks of pregnancy – before many women even know they’re pregnant.  This is why it’s vital to begin taking folic acid BEFORE you start trying to fall pregnant – ideally for 3 months or more.                                                                                          …………………………………………

  • Antenatal care and education: can help you to recognize some warning signs of potentially dangerous conditions. Knowing what is normal in a healthy pregnancy is important as it helps you to spot any potential medical problems early so they can be treated promptly. Many conditions can be treated successfully by early intervention.

    You should contact your Doctor or clinic as soon as you suspect that you are pregnant   

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  • Smoking: It is highly recommended to give up smoking before falling pregnant. Smoking is harmful to both your health as well as that of your baby. Men and women who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems and take longer to conceive than non-smokers.                                     ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • Exercise: Staying active is important and can help reduce stress, control your weight, improve circulation, boost your mood and even help you sleep better. A balanced fitness programme should be part of preparing for pregnancy. Keeping fit and active during pregnancy can lead to fewer complications and even easier births. There are, however, some forms of exercise that are unsafe during pregnancy and you may need to adapt your existing fitness routine. Please check with your Doctor, especially if you intend to start a new fitness regime during your pregnancy.                              …………….

  • Existing Medical conditions: involving your Doctor or clinic early in your pregnancy journey can help to manage any existing medical conditions you have which could be aggravated by your pregnancy,e.g. hypertension, diabetes, infections and anaemia.                                      ………………………………..

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  • Over-the-counter Medications: Unfortunately, many of the medications you are used to taking routinely eg cold remedies or painkillers have been proven to be unsafe during pregnancy. Always consult with a Doctor or Pharmacist before taking any medication, and make sure they are