Healthy tips and advice for pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, friends & family
Whether you’re pregnant or a new parent, you’ll know it can be an overwhelming time with lots of information to take in. Start4Life has loads of tips and advice for a healthy pregnancy, and for feeding and getting your new baby active.
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By taking some small, simple steps you really can make sure your baby gets a great start for a healthier life!
News - vaccinations for pregnant women
Getting vaccinated against flu is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the virus, and make sure you stay flu safe all winter. If you’re pregnant the flu jab is quick, safe and completely free – just ask your midwife or GP and make an appointment. You can have the jab at any stage of pregnancy, and it can also protect your baby for the first few months after birth. Read more about the flu vaccination on NHS Choices
Whooping cough vaccinations
If you're 28-38 weeks pregnant, you should also talk to your GP or midwife about getting vaccinated against whooping cough. This is a new recommendation as there's been a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK. Read more about the whooping cough vaccination on NHS Choices
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