Weeks 0 to 14

Chrissie and Vika share their pregnancy story. Hear Vika's reaction when he found out Chrissie was pregnant and the advice he has for dads-to-be. Find out what Chrissie wanted when she chose her midwife, Ngaire. Watch as Ngaire explains screening tests and scans and gives Chrissie and Vika advice about eating well, being active, taking supplements and avoiding alcohol, smoking and drugs. 

Many women feel sick or throw up (vomit) during pregnancy. Although it’s called ‘morning sickness’, it can happen at any time of the day. It’s usually worse during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Most women feel some aches and pains during their pregnancy but sometimes there are problems during pregnancy that need urgent medical attention.

Remember to get a flu vaccine – it’s free during pregnancy. The vaccine is available from March to December at your general practice and many pharmacies.

If you are having twins, triplets or more, find out about the types of twins, the maternity care you’ll receive, what you need to think about before the birth, and where you can get help and support.

 

Healthy Pregnancy Information

Eating for Healthy Pregnant Women

Being Active During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Worrying Effectively During Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor Exercise Guide