Planning a baby
In the same way that athletes train their bodies to prepare for the demands of a marathon, preparing your body for pregnancy will help improve the chances of having a healthy pregnancy, baby and recovery. You can find out how to prepare for pregnancy to give yourself the best chance of conceiving on the NHS website.
Below are some key things you can do to get your body ready for pregnancy. There are also links to services in Lincolnshire who can support you along the way. Start4Life offer advice for partners too, read what they have to say by clicking this link.
Find out more about other routes into parenthood on the NHS website.
One You Lincolnshire can support you with this.
Find out about the support you can get to stop smoking.
The NHS website has more information about this. Tommy's also provide information on pre pregnancy diet.
The NHS website has information about this.
Find out more about being active for and during pregnancy.
The NHS website has information about this. You can also speak with your GP or pharmacist for advice.
Speak to your GP to check that you are up to date with vaccines.
Looking after your emotional wellbeing is important.
Information about planning a pregnancy if you have diabetes.
Information about planning a pregnancy if you have epilepsy.
Providing information to women with medical conditions before, during and after pregnancy.
Trying but not falling pregnant?
Trying to get pregnant can be an emotional and frustrating time. If you have been having unprotected sex but haven't fallen pregnant you can speak to your GP.
Your GP can arrange for some tests which might show why you haven't fallen pregnant and advise you what you can do next.
For more information you can look at the NHS website.
Fertility Network UK also offer support for families trying to get pregnant.