Pregnancy can bring big changes to your life. Find out about what happens during pregnancy and who to contact if you need help.

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Depression

Many women experience a wide range of emotions during pregnancy, most of which are normal, however sometimes they can be scary and stressful. Depression can occur during pregnancy as well as after birth. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of depression

Some hospitals have pregnancy mental health support. Contact Midwife Coordinator for further information.

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation

Pregnant women should only take medications that have been prescribed by a doctor. Likewise you should not stop any necessary medication without discussing this with your doctor.

The Pharmacy Department of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital provides information on drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding. The service operates Monday to Friday during business hours.

Phone: (08) 8161 7222.

www.wch.sa.gov.au/services/az/other/pharmacy/index.html

Nutrition/Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a very special time for both mother and baby and it is good for the health of babies and their mothers as well. Many mothers who breast feed have some ups and downs at the start, and sometimes even after they get going.

For more information, visit:

Quit SA

Quitting smoking during pregnancy is ideal. Talk to your GP or for more information go to:

www.quitsa.org.au

Quit for You, Quit for Two App

If you're pregnant or planning to be, Quit for You - Quit for Two provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking.

For more information go to:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/quit-for-you-quit-for-two/id549772042?mt=8