Taking care of yourself when you’re pregnant

Taking care when pregnant

Once you know you are pregnant, you’ll have to think about what sort of care will suit you.

You'll need to choose a lead maternity carer – a midwife, hospital team, obstetrician or family doctor who coordinates your care. And it’s a good time to really look after yourself – your diet, exercise and lifestyle.

While thinking about physical health for yourself and your baby, it’s also important to consider how important your mental wellbeing is. Try to avoid unnecessary stress, ask for support and accept it if offered.

You should review any medications you are taking with your doctor or Pharmacist, including non-prescription and complementary or natural products and supplements. 

With the exception of folic acid and iodine, the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health during your pregnancy is to eat a wide variety of foods. Talk to your Life Pharmacist about what to eat and what supplements are best for you.

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