Existing health conditions

Most women will have a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby, but some health conditions need careful management to minimise the risk to you and your baby.   

If you have a long-term condition and plan on becoming pregnant, speak to your GP and/or specialist team about optimising your health before you conceive.  It is advisable you do this at least 3 months before you stop contraception. 

If you are taking any medication please also consult your GP before becoming pregnant as this will need to be reviewed and possibly changed. Please do not stop taking any prescribed medication without consulting a healthcare professional first.

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