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Advice and support for parents-to-be

If you are planning a pregnancy:

  • Taking folic acid helps to reduce the risk of problems as your baby develops in the early weeks. In Blackpool, you can get free pregnancy vitamins from your local Family Hub
  • It is the best time to make other lifestyle changes too, such as stopping smoking. Advice for this is available via the NHS Stop Smoking Services and support from your local Family Hub is available
  • It is key to not drink alcohol during pregnancy. Advice and support on this is available via the NHS website, or visit your local Family Hub for support
  • If you are looking for tips on how to stay healthy during your pregnancy, you can get advice on healthy diet on the NHS website and for tips on staying active, find out more about Active Blackpool

If you’re thinking about having a baby, visit Blackpool Better Start’s page for advice.

There are things you can start doing now to improve the health of your future pregnancy and children. A great place to start to find out what will help you is Tommy's Tool.

For more information, you can also visit the NHS website and find out more through Start4Life - Pregnancy.