A healthy start in life requires a healthy pregnancy beforehand. A proportion of preterm births and other pregnancy complications can be prevented by simple interventions. High-quality antenatal care and a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy can prevent a baby from being born too soon or ill.

A healthy pregnancy – the brochure

Cover of the EFCNI brochure A healthy pregnancy

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Antenatal care

A gynaecologist examines a pregnant woman - antenatal care

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Foetal programming

Ultra sound

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Medications during pregnancy

Pills in different colours

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Lifestyle factors

pregnant woman preparing healthy meal

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Pregnancy complications

pets can be harmful to pregnant women

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Becoming parents

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Breastfeeding mother and her baby

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Prevention of preterm birth

Man holds the bely of his pregnant wife

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