Welcome to pregnancy! This is the start of an incredible journey.
Each pregnancy story is unique. This time can be filled with a range of emotions, and it is completely normal if there are doubts, fears, confusion, and worries mixed with joy, and excitement. Mothers and fathers need the supportive relationships of family and friends to assist them to care for themselves and their baby. You do not need to do this alone. If you are feeling stressed, isolated, and sad – speak up and ask for help.
Mom, there are many changes happening in your body as your baby grows. So, you need to pay careful attention to your health for your baby to thrive and be healthy. Therefore, going to the local clinic or your health care provider is vital for your health.
Your unborn baby needs a healthy mother who is able to give love and attention. You matter!
Here are resources to help you with valuable information to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and your unborn baby gets a strong start to life.
Baby’s brain is developing in the womb. At around week 7, the brain will grow at a rate of 250,000 neurons per minute for the next 21 weeks. You have a role to play in helping that development be healthy!
During pregnancy, the baby’s health is dependent on mom’s health and wellbeing. This means that your healthy habits and healthcare seeking behaviour is essential.
Have you thought about attending pregnancy classes / antenatal classes? These are classes to help equip and prepare you for the birth and arrival of your baby. At the same time, you can build friendships with other women who are also pregnant (peer support).
There are so many websites, pamphlets and brochures about pregnancy and childbirth. We have gathered a few to help you make the best of this important season.