Eating well is essential for women who may become pregnant. Good nutrition pre-conception is linked to fertility and optimum development in the first few weeks of life.
Eating well during pregnancy ensures a healthy pregnancy and a reduction in risks and health complications associated with giving birth. Most importantly, it is now well established that how a mother eats during pregnancy can impact on the long term health and well-being of her child, and a better nourished population helps everyone to reach their full potential. Here you can find out about what good nutrition means for pregnant women, find out more about the Healthy Start scheme and find links to a number of other organisations and support groups.