The most important things to do in your first 10 weeks of pregnancy are:

1. Find a Lead Maternity Carer – usually a midwife

2. Be smokefree – there are free services in Tairāwhiti to help you achieve this

3. Get a health check – your LMC or GP will refer you for blood tests and scans

4. Exercise and eat safely and healthily

5. Take iodine and folic acid – your LMC or GP an prescribe these for you

The SmartStart website

 SmartStart provides step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby. It covers:
  • what you need to do and when you need to do it
  • creating your own ‘to do’ list and helping you keep track of your progress
  • tips on keeping you and your baby healthy and safe
  • ensuring you are not missing out on financial help
  • information on people and services who can help you
  • creating your baby’s own official record.

Visit SmartStart now and see all the really helpful resources there.

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