Pregnancy, viewed as your first part of the journey to motherhood is in many ways the most important one, as it can set the tone for what lies ahead. This section, Pregnancy and Birth is all about keeping you healthy and comfortable whilst your body changes and adapts to your growing baby to helping prepare you for the birth.
Remember that your baby is very sensitive to your emotions in utero, so it is important for you to look after yourself, relax and have as stress-free a pregnancy as you can possibly manage. The best gift you can give your baby during pregnancy is your own physical and emotional wellbeing, and a good balanced diet especially developed for pregnancy.
The birth itself may or may not be what you had hoped or planned, but again preparation is essential for your mind and body to cope with the labour ahead. If possible try to have skin-to-skin contact with your baby immediately after the birth, and if your baby is well, allow her to find her way unaided to your breast (see article on Breast Crawl).