Health and wellbeing
Starting a pregnancy in the best possible health is important for you and your baby. Your emotional wellbeing is also important as you may find yourself adjusting to new feelings.
Try to eat well, have a moderate amount of daily activity, and take some time out for yourself:
During pregnancy, women often start thinking about making changes to their lifestyle. There may be some changes you would like to make for the benefit of you and your baby.
If you have an existing medical condition, or are taking an over the counter or prescribed medication, discuss this with your health professional. Alternative therapies can often be thought of as ‘safe’, but may not be.
Contact ACT Health Pharmacy on 6244 3333 for further information and advice.
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy
- Smoking – Quit for You, Quit for Two – Australian Government
- No More Boondah – Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
- Beyond Today – Young People’s Stories – ACT Health
- Alcohol Guidelines – National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- Drug Use In Pregnancy – Pregnancy, Birth & Baby
Learning about the changes in your breasts during pregnancy may give you a better understanding of your body’s ability to breastfeed.
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