Winter-proof your pregnancy - here's how to stay healthy and happy this winter
Pregnant women are more susceptible to illnesses, which can be more severe and last longer during pregnancy. Unfortunately, in winter there tends to be more flu and vomiting viruses about.
Dr Lisa Ackerley, food and health safety expert on BBC's Watchdog says, 'Make sure you wash your hands frequently and take an antibacterial gel out with you in case there are no basins to hand.'
And all pregnant women are being advised to have a flu jab this year. Prima Baby's GP Dr Rob Hicks says that it offers sensible protection when pregnant. 'The benefits of this vaccination definitely outweigh the risks.'
Simple steps you can take TODAY to safeguard your pregnancy.