The ‘5 in 10’ rule
To help keep your baby safe, follow ‘The 5 things to do within the first 10 weeks’ rule.
The top ‘5 in 10’ list doesn’t change regardless of your age, ethnicity, where you live, or how many times you’ve given birth.
- Find a midwife (Lead Maternity Carer)
- Consider early pregnancy screening
- Take iodine and continue folic acid
- Remember to eat well and exercise
- Avoid smoking, drinking and other drugs.
PDF version: 5 in 10 rule poster