What to do when you’re expecting

Just found out you’re pregnant? Here are 5 things every mum-to-be should have on her to-do list for a safe and healthy pregnancy.


Whether you’re jumping for joy, still in a state of shock, or feeling a mixture of both – we’re here to support you every step of the way to help you have a healthy pregnancy. Make sure you’re sitting comfortably, take a deep breath, and let us guide you through the early days. Here are five things to get your pregnancy off to the best start.

1. Track your baby’s development: Work out your baby’s due date with a calculator or any simple to use due to date calculator and keep a pregnancy calendar. Ask your doctor to tell you what to expect next and understand what you need to do and when. 

2. Check how healthy you are: Work out your BMI and check your caffeine intake with our healthy pregnancy tools. Now that you’re pregnant you may need to make some simple lifestyle changes to help your growing baby. For the different pregnancy stages 

3. Focus on these for a safer pregnancy: It’s best to inculcate healthy lifestyles; If you smoke, now’s the time to quit; Drinking alcohol can harm your baby’s development, and avoiding alcohol completely during pregnancy is the only way to be sure the baby is safe. Pregnancy hormones can make you tired and more stressed so it’s important to take time to yourself to relax. Exercise in pregnancy is great for you and your baby but it doesn’t mean you have to join the gym. 

4. Manage your early pregnancy symptoms: The first few weeks of pregnancy can be the toughest when it comes to feeling iffy. Tiredness, sore boobs, and morning sickness are all common in the first few weeks of pregnancy. 

5. Go for antenatal care:  Your doctor will let the midwifery team know you are pregnant and they will give you a date for your booking appointment, which usually happens around week 8 to 10 of your pregnancy.

The #CBCaremovement is on and you could spot Cussons baby at your neighboring hospitals to ask some questions; we can’t wait to see you!

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