your health during pregnancy (13)

  • pregnancy and your lifestyle

    When you discover you're having a baby, it's natural to want to take care of yourself and give your little one the best start in life. You don't need to make big changes, but it's agreed these lifestyle tweaks are best for mums-to-be to make.

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  • taking care of yourself in pregnancy

    Congratulations, you’re having a baby. The excitement has probably already hit you with a side of ‘what do I do next?’ Here are a few changes you can make so that you and bump have a happy and healthy journey:

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  • your health during pregnancy

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  • dental care in pregnancy

    our body changes in so many wonderful ways when you're pregnant, and that includes your gums. As there’s a bit more of a chance of them becoming infected when you're expecting, it's a good idea to pay a bit more attention to teeth cleaning while pregnant.

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  • exercises to avoid during pregnancy

    Getting fit for pregnancy is a great idea. It can make carrying that extra weight easier, provide some relief in labour and help you snap back into shape after birth too. If you already have a good fitness level and take part in sports like running you can keep going while pregnant: simply slow down a bit. That said, with baby on board there are some exercises during pregnancy that are best avoided.

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  • fit for pregnancy

    No matter how active you were pre-pregnancy, now a little one is on the way, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. You’re feeling tired and possibly a bit queasy. However, there are lots of benefits to staying fit in pregnancy.

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  • healthy eating for pregnancy

    Eating well while you're pregnant is the best way to give your baby a good start in life. You don't need to go on a special diet, but you should include a healthy variety of wholesome proteins, carbs and greens.

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  • keeping sane during the hormonal rollercoaster

    Pregnancy can be a real roller-coaster ride of the emotions - highs and lows and everything in between. Some women appear to 'bloom' during pregnancy; they appear full of life, happiness and vitality whereas other women are tearful and apprehensive.

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  • taking medicine during pregnancy

    You’re probably already feeling queasy, achy and a tad delicate – throw a headache into the mix and it’s no fun. Knowing what medicine in pregnancy is safe to take is a concern for all mums-to-be. Before you reach for an over-the-counter remedy, check with your GP.

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  • your relationship through pregnancy

    There are lots of changes going on right now and it’s not uncommon for relationship problems during pregnancy to crop up. So it’s important that you and your partner support each other and work together to welcome your little one into the world.

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  • sex during pregnancy

    Can you continue your sex life during pregnancy? Some women feel fantastic about their pregnant bodies, and the increased blood flow to the genitals can make sex really great. Others feel too exhausted to do anything in bed other than sleep!

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  • travelling when pregnant

    There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be travelling during pregnancy. After all, this is probably your last chance to get away without being weighed down by buggies and bottles. Before you plan your holiday though, there are some things to consider.

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  • pregnant with more than one baby

    First things first – congratulations! Twins can certainly keep you busy in the early days. But they’re also incredibly rewarding. And there’s a lot to be said for always having a playmate close by as they get older.

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