How much exercise can I do in pregnancy?
It is important to stay fit & healthy during pregnancy & it is recommended to continue with regular exercise. However you may find that you need to make a few adjustments to your training.
Here are a couple of links to websites with helpful information to guide you in your exercise regime during pregnancy:
What foods should I avoid in pregnancy?
Here are a couple of links to websites with comprehensive lists of foods that are safe in pregnancy & which foods to avoid.
How much weight should I put on during pregnancy?
This will depend on what your weight & BMI are pre-pregnancy. See the link below for more details
Do I need a birth plan?
It is not necessary to have a birth plan but it is a good idea to think about what is going to happen during your labour & delivery and whether you have any specific requests. Although a birth plan is a good way of thinking about the process of labour & delivery, it is also important to keep an open mind, knowing that circumstances can change. I don't want you to feel that you have failed yourself if you don't stick to your birth plan.
Which vaccinations are recommended in pregnancy?
Fluvax is recommended in pregnancy & can be given at any time in the pregnancy
Pertussis vaccine for whooping cough is recommended in the third trimester of pregnancy (ie. from 28 weeks gestation). It also recommended that partners & any close family members are also vaccinated.