Ready to start trying for a baby? It’s important to prepare your body for pregnancy even before conception. Here, we provide some useful facts, tips and articles, as well as information about the services we offer for this very important first step of your journey to motherhood.
If you have an existing medical condition that may have an impact on your pregnancy, you should discuss this with your GP. These conditions include high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, anaemia, cystic fibrosis and heart, liver or kidney disease.
Taking folate reduces the chance of neural tube defects (e.g. spina bifida) in your baby. It is recommended that women trying to conceive take an extra 400 μg/day of folic acid. For more information on having a healthy start to your pregnancy, click here.
Talk to your doctor about whether you are immune to rubella and consider having the pertussis whooping cough and chicken pox vaccinations. These illnesses can cause serious problems for both your unborn or newborn baby.