Do my partner and I,
both need to stop smoking and drinking
Yes. If you or your partner smoke,
try to stop. This may be the most important thing you can do for your own
and your baby's health. Both you and your partner should also try to limit
your alcohol intake to as little as possible. The reason is that the healthier
the egg and sperm, the greater the chances of a healthier baby.
Do I need to stop eating
Avoid mould ripened soft cheese such
as brie, camembert and blue-veined cheese; liver and liver products such
as pate; all uncooked and raw or lightly cooked eggs. These foods
could cause miscarriages or stillbirths.
Are X-rays harmful
Yes, they could be very harmful to
the baby, especially in the first few months. If you are going to
have an X-ray, even if it is a dental x-ray, mention to your doctor that
you may be pregnant.