Healthy Start For Me and My Baby: Booklets

These booklets talk about the experience of pregnancy and giving birth.  Click on the booklet you would like to read:

You will notice many changes during your pregnancy. It is amazing what your body can do! You can read more about  changes in you and your baby  in Booklet 1.

You will notice many changes during your pregnancy. It is amazing what your body can do! You can read more about changes in you and your baby in Booklet 1.

When you’re pregnant you need to take extra care of yourself.  You can read about  pregnancy care  in Booklet 2.

When you’re pregnant you need to take extra care of yourself.  You can read about pregnancy care in Booklet 2.

There are many things you can do for yourself and your baby. You can read more about  caring for you and your baby  in Booklet 3.

There are many things you can do for yourself and your baby. You can read more about caring for you and your baby in Booklet 3.

Some things, like smoking and drinking alcohol, will harm your baby. Booklet 4 talks about some  things that can make pregnant women sick .

Some things, like smoking and drinking alcohol, will harm your baby. Booklet 4 talks about some things that can make pregnant women sick.

You probably have questions about giving birth. You can read about  labour and birth  in Booklet 5.

You probably have questions about giving birth. You can read about labour and birth in Booklet 5.

You can imagine the day when you take your baby home from the hospital! Booklet 6 will help you to prepare for  going home .

You can imagine the day when you take your baby home from the hospital! Booklet 6 will help you to prepare for going home.

Booklet 7 is for you to write in. There is one page for you to fill in before each visit to your midwife or doctor.

Booklet 7 is for you to write in. There is one page for you to fill in before each visit to your midwife or doctor.

This last handout is a list of ‘signs’ or ‘symptoms’. If you notice any of these symptoms you should phone your midwife or doctor straight away.

This last handout is a list of ‘signs’ or ‘symptoms’. If you notice any of these symptoms you should phone your midwife or doctor straight away.