Preparing for pregnancy

We know that healthy women and people have fewer complications during pregnancy.

This means babies are healthier and grow into healthy children and adults. To give you and your baby the best start in life together, it is a good idea to make sure you are fit and healthy before you get pregnant. Partners also have a role to play in staying healthy.

You may want to make some changes to your diet, and you should check you are up to date with immunisations against diseases that may harm your baby if you are infected while you are pregnant (such as rubella). The following also contain some useful information: