Your Health

A healthy lifestyle is important both for you and your baby. Here are a few essential precautions you can take.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol, even on an occasional or moderate basis, carries high risks for the baby. “Zero” consumption is recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

Tobacco

Tobacco is toxic both for you and your baby. Quitting smoking at any stage of the pregnancy is beneficial and reduces the risk of complications both for the fetus and the new-born baby.

Drugs

Consuming drugs can have severe consequences on the development of your baby and may also require specific medical monitoring.

Medication

The use of medication during the pregnancy or when breastfeeding must be prescribed by a doctor or approved by a midwife or pharmacist. This is also applies to alternative treatments (homeopathy, herbal medicine, etc.).

CAUTION
Avoid self-medication, even medicaments that would have been prescribed prior to your pregnancy or over-the-counter medication.

 

INFO
Tobacco, alcohol and drugs: if your consumption is problematic or if you are seeking help to stop:

  • ask your friends or family for advice
  • talk to your doctor or midwife
  • contact a specialized HUG consultation for appropriate treatments. 

 

Last update : 03/01/2019