You've probably spent your adult life so far trying to avoid getting pregnant, so planning a pregnancy is often a big change. A woman is fertile (able to get pregnant) for just a few days in each menstrual cycle after an egg is released from her ovary, but around 1 in 3 women get pregnant within a month, so it's best to be prepared for pregnancy before you stop contraception.
Pregnancy is a huge learning curve for women. Suddenly, their behaviour, diet and lifestyle will affect the health of another person - their baby. And not just as they grow in the womb, but potentially through childhood and beyond. Empowering women by giving them the information they need during pregnancy can make pregnancy safer and a whole new generation healthier.
Tommy’s, in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the UCL Women’s Health Institute, has developed a digital tool to help women plan for pregnancy. The Planning for Pregnancy digital tool was launched on Thursday 14 June with a national campaign to drive awareness of the importance of pre-conception health.
Have you just found out that you are pregnant , about to have a baby, or just given birth?
All this events can be a blessing but can also create a lot of anxiety and emotional distress.
My Health London website can ease many of your concerns regarding pregnancy and child birth questions. A team of specialists created this website to offer parental, health advice and how to access maternity services in London.
On this website you will find information on maternity care services provided throughout London and helpful links to support pregnant women, their partners and family. The information on this page is about NHS Services.