Managing existing health conditions while pregnant

Pregnancy puts additional strain on your body. Your health before you get pregnant can have an impact on how well you are during pregnancy and your baby’s wellbeing.

If you have a long-term or chronic condition, it could affect the decisions you make about your pregnancy. It is important to make an appointment with your GP or specialist, ideally when you are thinking about trying to conceive so that any medicine you take can be altered if necessary, or as soon as you become pregnant. Some of the most common long-term and chronic conditions that can have an impact on your pregnancy include:

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