Before you even become pregnant and embark on the exciting first 1000 days journey, it is a good idea to start thinking about nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. These are all important factors in setting you and your future baby up for the best possible experience. This is important advice for your partner too as we now know that dad’s health and lifestyle habits can also affect the health of the sperm and therefore, the baby’s chances of good health throughout their lives. Healthy parents-to-be can stack all the odds in their favour to give any future baby the very best start in life and the very best chances of long term good health and well-being.
 
Obesity, alcohol intake and a lack of some nutrients may make it a little more difficult to get pregnant, so start to think about your health 3-4 months in advance. Lose those extra few pounds, cut right back on alcohol, stop smoking if you or your partner do smoke and make small dietary changes now. In addition to benefiting your health, these changes will be good for your longed for baby, both now and right into the future.
 
3.    Stop smoking
4.    Cut out alcohol

 

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