Deciding to have a baby is a really exciting time and you will be thinking about many aspects of your life. This is a great chance for you to make some healthy changes to your lifestyle and eating habits before your family grows

It is particularly important that your diet and lifestyle are healthy when you are trying for a baby and during pregnancy. This is because your eating and lifestyle habits not only influence your own health and fertility, but can also affect your growing baby, if you get pregnant.

If you are planning on having a baby,this section will provide you with some useful information to help you prepare your body for pregnancy. You will find information on topics such as

Aiming for a healthy weight

Important nutrients for pregnancy

Advice on alcohol and caffeine

And don’t forget - It takes 2!

Diet and lifestyle affects male fertility too! You can find out more about advice for men here

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