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Now you're pregnant you need to look after your growing baby by living a healthy lifestyle yourself. This means a well-rounded diet, and regular exercise.

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The effects of alcohol on fertility

The risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy are well understood, with heavy drinking linked to fetal alcohol syndrome, miscarriage, premature delivery and low birth weight. For this reason, Government guidelines recommend that all women stop …

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Stopping The Pill

You should allow your body to recover from harmful substances before attempting to conceive. This will give your baby the best possible start in life. Stop taking birth control pills two to three months before attempting to conceive. History: The …

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3 conception concerns - what should you be worried about?

OHbaby! obstetrician Dr Martin Sowter gives the lowdown on three common complaints that cause many women grief. There are three common gynaecological problems that cause a great deal of worry for women planning a pregnancy: fibroids, polycystic …

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The future of sperm

The male sperm count seems to be falling rapidly worldwide but new treatments mean babies are still possible for all but the most sperm-deprived men, writes fertility expert Dr Richard Fisher. When it comes to reproduction, men are indispensable. …

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Getting in shape pre-pregnancy

If you have decided that the time is right to start trying for a baby, then getting in shape is now more important than ever! Simone Rank explains. Pregnancy and delivery will be taking a lot out of your body so the healthier and stronger you are, …

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Understanding endometriosis

Do you have extremely painful, heavy periods that are a trial to get through every month? Do you bleed in between your periods? These are some of the symptoms of a medical condition known as endometriosis, explains Dr Anil Sharma. Endometriosis is …

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Pre-Natal Nutrition

Ideally, we want our children to be in the best health that they can possibly be in, therefore, it makes sense to give them the best start in life that is possible - and what better way than by eating an excellent and well balanced diet! At the same …

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Alcohol and Drugs

Smoking There is a lot of evidence to suggest smoking is harmful to the unborn baby before, during and after pregnancy. The chemicals in a cigarette will transfer from your circulation to your baby's blood. It also reduces the amount of oxygen and …

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Get fit for fertility

If you want to give yourself the best chance of achieving your dream of starting a family, it pays to get fit for fertility. Thinking about your pre-conception health is a great opportunity to get in shape mentally and physically. And if you are …

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