Healthy living advice , including diet ,folic acid ,smoking ,alcohol ,caffeine ,medicines .
There are a number of things you can do to stay healthy during your pregnancy .
It is good to keep active during your pregnancy .It will help you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain and also help you to get back into shape after birth .
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When you drink, alcohol passes from your blood ,through the placenta ,to your baby . A baby's liver is one of the last organ to develop fully and does not mature until the latter half of pregnancy .Your baby can not process alcohol as well as you can and too much alcohol can seriously affect your baby's development .
If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant , you should try to avoid alcohol completely for the first three months of your pregnancy because there may be an increased risk of miscarriage .
Smoking during pregnancy restricts the essential oxygen supply to your baby and increases the risk of it born underweight and too early . These risks will be reduced if you stop smoking during your pregnancy .
If you work during pregnancy restricts make sure you know your rights to antenatal care ,maternity leave and benefits .
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Some medicines ca harm your baby's health but some are safe ,for example medication to treat long-term condition such as asthma ,thyroid disease ,diabetes and epilepsy .Always check with your GP ,midwife or pharmacist before taking any kind of medication .