Pre-conception Help and Advice

A baby's feet surrounded by their mothers hands in the shape of a heart

The practice is helping support women of child bearing age who are thinking if becoming pregnant.  There is evidence that a healthy pregnancy is strongly influenced by a women's health status.

We can help with stopping smoking, weight management support and advice and managing Diabetes/Gestational Diabetes.

Click on the following link for more useful information.

Pregnancy Planning

  • Quit Smoking
  • Healthy Diet
  • Analysis of Infection
  • Visit to the Doctor
  • Vitamins
  • Weight Control
  • Visit the Dentist
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Do not use contraception 

The importance of Folic Acid

When a baby is developing during early pregnancy, folic acid helps form the neural tube. Folic acid is very important because it can help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain (anencephaly) and spine (spina bifida).

It is recommended that women of reproductive age take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid each day, in addition to consuming food with folate from a varied diet.

Folic Acid Fact Sheet from Women's Health 

Vitamin D

Everybody needs Vitamin D - it helps us to absorb the right amount of calcium and phosphate.  It is especially important in pregnancy as it helps your baby's bones, teeth, kidneys, heart and nervous system to develop.

All pregnant women should take a 10 microgram (or 400 IU) supplement of vitamin D each day. This will give your baby enough vitamin d for the first few months of life.  

This guidance is strongly recommended through autumn and winter and advised in spring and summer. Do not take more than 100 micrograms (4,000 IU) of vitamin D a day as it could be harmful. Breastfeeding mums should take a vitamin D supplement as well.

For further information please see the NHS website.

One You Walsall

One You Walsall for Stop Smoking Services and Weight Management

Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm

Tel: 01922 444 044 

Suffering with low level depression and/or anxiety?

Walsall Talking Therapies can help and we can also refer to the Perinatal Mental Health Team.

Walsall Talking Therapies Service Information Leaflet (PDF, 334KB)

Parkside Medical Practice also support Smoke Free Homes

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