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Healthy pregnancy

COVID-19 during pregnancy

Women are more at risk of serious illness with COVID-19 during pregnancy and for up to six weeks after giving birth.

Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination has been shown to be safe in pregnancy and is an important part of keeping you and your pēpi (baby) safe.

Breastfeeding is safe and the best option even if you have COVID-19 as it can provide protection for your pēpi.

If you're pregnant and have COVID-19, see this detailed advice.

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Alcohol, smoking & drugs in pregnancy

Breech presentation

Considering adoption

Coping with symptoms in pregnancy

Eating and lifestyle guidelines when pregnant and breastfeeding

Looking after your body in pregnancy

Money matters in pregnancy

Multiple pregnancy

Nutrients and supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Pregnancy & your baby's movements

Rh(D) (rhesus) negative blood & pregnancy

Tests & screening in pregnancy

Testing for haemophilia before pregnancy

Vaccinations in pregnancy

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