For more information about breast feeding go to: Breast Feeding Association Maintaining or increasing your fitness level will give you more energy to deal with pregnancy and labour.Exercise releases beta endorphins which give a sense of well-being, lifting mood and also helping to ease lower back pain, headaches and ligament discomfort.Underwire bras are best avoided as they may put pressure on the developing breast.Pressure can lead to blocked milk ducts or mastitis during the antenatal and postnatal period.BMI is a simple index of weight-for-height and is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres (kg/m2).
The ideal time to be fitted for a maternity bra is around your 16th week ( 4 months).
If you are experiencing any increasing abdominal pain or bleeding prior to 8 weeks you will need to be seen earlier to ensure the pregnancy is not ectopic (inside the fallopian tube).
We work out your estimated due date from the first day of your last menstrual period. every 28 days then this is the most accurate method; however if your cycle is irregular then the scan dates will be the most accurate.
You will need to increase your intake of folic acid to 5 mg daily prior to falling pregnant until 14 weeks and take 10 micrograms of Vitamin D supplementation daily during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Your BMI (Body Mean Index) will be calculated at your booking visit.