Ways to reduce your risk of premature birth

Smoking

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

Drugs and alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol and taking drugs.

Medications

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.

Rest

Try avoid stress and take time to rest daily.

Page last reviewed: 18 September 2018
Next review due: 18 September 2021

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