Pregnancy Planning

The start of your pregnancy planning is a perfect time to make a healthy lifestyle a priority.
Our doctors can provide positive and supportive advice for your pregnancy needs.

Below are some things to consider before you conceive.

QUIT smoking

  • smoking increases the risk of miscarriage, premature labour and low birth weight babies
  • smoking is associated with serious long term health issues including chronic lung disease, cancer, heart disease and stroke

OPTIMISE your weight

  • being overweight, or underweight can affect your fertility

MODERATE your alcohol intake

  • less is best while trying to conceive
  • try to stick to the Australian Guidelines of no more than 2 standard drinks/day

EXERCISE regularly

  • any exercise is better than none
  • start slowly and build up, if you are not already exercising
  • aim for 2 1/2 – 5 hours of moderate intensity exercise per week (approx 30 minutes/day)
  • include muscle strengthening exercise on at least 2 days