Why should I think about stopping smoking during my pregnancy (for me and my baby)?

Smoking is harmful for both you and your baby, and can lead to complications for the baby both during and after birth. The NHS has produced a video with everything you need to know for stopping smoking during pregnancy - see it here.

How can I decide whether breastfeeding is right for me or not?

Do some research on breastfeeding yourself, speak to health professionals supporting you through your pregnancy and beyond and talk to those who have experience of breastfeeding to get as much information as possible. Once you have a range of information, think about what is best for you and your life.

Do I need to change my diet whilst pregnant?

It is best to keep a healthy diet whilst pregnant, and there are some foods which you should avoid. See our healthy eating page for more advice on food and diet during pregnancy.

Do I need to change my diet whilst breastfeeding?

You don’t need to eat or avoid anything in particular, but you should keep a healthy diet. See our healthy eating page for more advice on food and diet through pregnancy and breastfeeding.