Once you know you are pregnant you have the choice about what sort of care would suit you. You'll need to choose a lead maternity carer – a midwife, hospital team, obstetrician or family doctor who coordinates your care. Pregnancy is the perfect time to really look after yourself – your diet, exercise and lifestyle.

It's a good idea to review with your doctor any medications you are taking. This includes non-prescription and complementary or natural products and supplements.

While thinking about physical health for you and your baby, remember how important your mental wellbeing is. Avoid unnecessary stress; ask for support and accept it if offered.