There is no evidence to suggest being pregnant means you’re more likely than other healthy adults to get Coronavirus (COVID-19). However pregnant women are considered a vulnerable group so you should be following social distancing guidelines: staying way from public places and avoiding other people as much as possible.
Women who are breastfeeding should continue to do so. There is no evidence showing that the virus can be carried in breastmilk. The well recognised benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) through breastmilk. Read more about coronavirus infection and pregnancy.
The right advice and support can make a big difference and help you enjoy a healthy and happy pregnancy. Take a look below at some handy must-read advice and tips for new mums and mums-to-be.
24 Magic Months
The first two years of your baby’s life are the most important for their growth and development, It’s a very special time and, while it can be hard going at times, this free App developed by Public Health, Liverpool City Council will help to make magic moments and mark every incredible milestone. The app was created to guide parents and carers through this time with trusted and consistent advice from healthcare professionals and parents, helping to keep up to date with what to expect at each stage of a child’s development.
As we all spend more time at home due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) it’s important to keep active. Moving more can work wonders for both your physical and mental health, helping pump extra oxygen around your body and give your baby a boost that can help them grow.
For tips, advice and support to get active in and around the home for pregnant women, new mums and the whole family visit Fit For Me.
The latest ‘official’ medical advice is that mums-to-be should avoid alcohol altogether.
If you’d like to protect your baby from the risks of alcohol, there are lots of small changes you can try that can make stopping drinking alcohol more achievable.
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage and your baby being born too early. Every cigarette you smoke sends harmful chemicals to your baby, depriving them of oxygen and forcing their tiny heart to beat faster.
You don’t have to do it alone, there’s lots of FREE local support available that can help you beat smoking for good.
Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience, but it’s also completely normal to feel worried and stressed at times. You might have a lot on your mind and be experiencing mood swings but seeking help or talking to a friend about how you feel can be a big help.