If you are thinking of having a baby then now is a great time to start thinking about your diet and lifestyle.  What you eat before and during pregnancy may influence the health of your baby in the early years but also later in life.  During pregnancy, your body will go though some big changes and your baby will be dependent on you for obtaining all the nutrients needed for his/her growth and development.  There are some nutrients of particular importance during pregnancy, which play specific roles in keeping you healthy and are important for your baby.  Being a healthy weight and keeping active before and during pregnancy can benefit both you and your baby.  Use the Healthy Life Planner for Women, the Healthy Meal Planner and the advice below to help you get in shape for pregnancy.

Achieving a healthy weight

Keeping active before pregnancy

Important nutrients when planning a pregnancy

Tips for eating well when planning a pregnancy

General health advice