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Congratulations! Whether you’re jumping for joy, still in a state of shock, or feeling a mixture of both - we're here to support you. Here's what you need to know to have a healthy pregnancy - mentally as well as physically.
Being a parent
Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you'll ever make for you and your baby.
Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby develop and grow, and it’ll help keep you fit and well too.
It’s easy to get caught up in preparing for the arrival of your baby, and to forget about your own wellbeing.
When you’re pregnant it’s easy just to focus on your growing baby’s health, but it’s really important to take care of yourself too.
Pregnancy brings a lot of changes, so it’s important to work through any changes with people who are closest to you.
Tests and appointments
You’ll likely have lots of tests and appointments when you’re pregnant to check that you and your baby are healthy.
Immunisations for mums-to-be
Immunisation protects your health, and your unborn baby’s.
Antenatal classes or wānanga are a fantastic way to meet other expectant parents, get practical advice and support on birth, and the early days of parenting.
Finding a midwife
Your LMC (lead maternity carer) is your go-to person for all things pregnancy and birth.
You’ve probably heard of postnatal depression, but you may not know around 9% of women are affected with antenatal depression and anxiety during pregnancy.