Your pelvic floor holds your bladder, bowel and uterus in place, but pregnancy and birth can weaken it. Get tips for pelvic floor care and exercises.
If you’re pregnant, it’s best not to drink alcohol. If you’re trying to get pregnant, avoid alcohol. Get tips to cut down and quit alcohol in pregnancy.
For recovery after birth, try these tips: get lots of rest, support your back when breastfeeding, avoid heavy lifting, and return to exercise slowly.
Smoking makes it harder to get pregnant and harms your baby if you are pregnant. See more about smoking and pregnancy, including where to get help to quit.
Healthy eating in pregnancy means lots of fruit, vegetables and foods with calcium, protein and iron. Avoid sugary, fatty foods, and drink plenty of water.