A healthy diet and good exercise can protect your baby

  • August 31, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Walking is good exercise. Photo courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simões

A healthy diet and good exercise can protect your baby's heart and make your baby healthy in life.

What does this mean?

Healthy food and gentle exercises during pregnancy can protect your baby's heart. Being healthy when you are pregnant can help stop your child from being overweight or getting diseases, such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar (diabetes), later in life.

What should I do?

Speak to your health care worker or doctor about living a healthy lifestyle. Be active at least three to five times each week. Walk with friends. Plan exercise into your day.