If you have decided to start the journey towards parenthood, exciting times lie ahead for you. This is just the beginning of a new way of life. There are a number of things to consider before you start, so your new baby can begin life in the safest possible environment. It's a good idea to plan well ahead - at least three to four months before you start trying for baby is a good idea.* Here, we provide information about where to begin plus an easy-to-follow checklist.

Health tips

Health Tips

Deciding to have a baby is one of the most important decisions you and your partner will ever make. Instinctively, your main concern will be your baby's health. You will want to provide the best possible environment for your baby to grow and develop in. Begin by planning early, at least three to four months before you start to try to conceive, as there are many things to consider. For example, supplements, health screening, immunisations, your own dental care, potential health risks that relate to your workplace, pets, the food you normally eat, planned renovations and teratogens such as medication and X-rays that could affect your baby's development. If your philosophy is organic then you may want to take a look around your home and see if there are any changes you need to carry out, to make it safe and less toxic before the baby arrives.

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Checklist: Preparing for a Healthy Baby

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