Healthy pregnancy

Gaining weight during pregnancy is a natural and healthy occurrence.  However, limiting the amount of excess weight gain will improve your health and that of your baby’s, both now and in the future. It can also help to reduce the risk of complications during your pregnancy and birth.

Eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising within the guidelines for pregnancy will help you.

The Healthy Lifestyles Team offer free and confidential one-to-one support to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

The programme consists of 6 structured one-to-one telephone or video call appointments throughout your pregnancy. 

If you would like a chat with an adviser to see if our service is what you are looking for please contact us via email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk.

Please note: that our Healthy Lifestyle Advisors and Practitioners are not clinically trained and offer healthy lifestyle advice and support only.

Smoking in pregnancy

No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy or how long you have smoked for, it’s never too late to quit smoking.  

Visit the NHS website for information about smoking and your unborn baby.

Speak to your midwife who can talk you through the options that are there to help you.  Alternatively, if you are in Telford and Wrekin you can call 01952 565732 or text 07841807829.  

Useful information for pregnancy

The following sites my help you get started but should you find you need some additional support please contact the Healthy Lifestyles team to arrange an appointment.

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How do I access this service?

Complete our online form to make a referral or to get in touch with the Healthy Lifestyles team

Email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01952 382582 

Last updated: 02/03/2021 12:00