Discovering that you are pregnant is a life-changing moment. It may seem like an inauspicious start to a journey - weeing on a stick - but when those lines show up, everything changes. There is a lot to think about and your emotions may veer from elation to fear about all the unknowns that lie ahead. Physically you may feel simillar to how you would if you were about to get your period - full, tender breasts and some pelvic heavyness even cramping. You may feel like you need to go to the loo more than usual. Lots of of women report that they can already sense that something is different this early on in the piece. The next thing to do is to make an appointment with your GP who will send you for your first set of blood tests. You may need to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle so read on for what you need to know.
We know that dietary and lifestyle factors can affect a healthy pregnancy, so we asked the experts to share their advice on the best ways to look after yourself at this important time.
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A grand adventure is about to begin - Winnie the Pooh
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