How To Prepare For A Healthy pregnancy And Give Your Baby The Best Possible Start
'Planning a Baby?' is all about giving your baby the best possible start in life. By taking maximum care of your health in the six important months before your new child is even conceived, you can optimise the chances of having a health baby. The first few weeks of gestation are critical. Research shows that undernourishment during this time - often before the mother is even aware she is pregnant - can affect the baby a long way into the future. It is linked with the subsequent development of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in middle age.
Dr Sarah Brewer gives advice on which contraception to use during the pre-conceptual phase, lifestyle and factors that affect early pregnancy, advice for vegetarians, an overview of the causes of miscarriage, and much more.