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Ways to reduce your risk of premature birth


Try to stop smoking and ask others not to smoke around you.

Drugs and alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol and taking drugs.


Always discuss medications with your GP or public health nurse.

Food safety

Prepare and store food safely and avoid the foods that are not recommended.

Related topic

Foods to avoid in pregnancy


Try avoid stress and take time to rest daily.

Page last reviewed: 18/09/2018
Next review due: 18/09/2021