"Very helpful and supportive in helping me understand nutrition and exercise during pregnancy and postpartum.” – Reecha, Murrumbidgee NSW

Get Healthy in Pregnancy is a free NSW Government service for all pregnant women in NSW.  Our health coaches are university qualified and offer support and tools to help you stay healthy during your journey from pregnancy, to birth and beyond.

Benefits of health coaching during pregnancy

Looking after your health and wellbeing during pregnancy can help you give your baby the best start to life. Plus, Get Healthy continues after your pregnancy to help you stay on track with your goals.

Our university qualified health coaches provide tailored health advice and can help you with setting and achieving health goals, such as:

The program is designed to fit in with your life. Phone and online health coaching is available at a time that works for you.

How the program works

  1. Register for free online or call 1300 806 258
  2. Receive your free health journal and program pack
  3. Set goals for your pregnancy with guidance from your health coach
  4. Schedule and receive coaching calls at your preferred time
  5. Support to stay on track when you complete the course

Watch the video below to see how Get Healthy in Pregnancy helped Zillah.

Trusted and free (no hidden costs)

We’re a NSW Government program, so you can trust you’re getting professional advice that is backed by evidence. It’s delivered by qualified health coaches at no cost to you, and everything you discuss with your coach is completely confidential.

Fits in with your busy schedule

  • You can choose the number of coaching calls you want and schedule them at a time that works best for you.
  • Usually, health coaches will work with you until you reach your goals. 

Get Healthy is also for you if you are trying to get pregnant or have just given birth.

Get healthy in pregnancy for your physical and mental wellbeing

Some benefits of eating well and being active during pregnancy can include:

  • better sleep
  • more energy
  • less lower back pain
  • improved digestion
  • feeling less stressed and anxious
  • a more active labour.

Staying within a healthy weight range and not drinking alcohol can also mean:

  • you’re less likely to get gestational diabetes
  • you’re less likely to have high blood pressure in pregnancy
  • you have reduced chances of miscarriage
  • you have improved chances of falling pregnant.

Screen shot of the pregnancy weight gain calculator

Visit the pregnancy weight gain calculator to learn more about healthy weight gain.

Alcohol and pregnancy

No alcohol is the safest option for women who might become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If this might be a challenge for you, it can help to have someone to support you and be on your side. Find out more at Support to stop drinking in pregnancy.

Health coaching – makes healthy choices easier

"My coach has definitely motivated me to set and keep working on my health goals over my pregnancy. Her calls have helped me keep my goals front of mind and kept me accountable." - Emily, 36 years, Central Coast

Pregnancy comes with a lot of decision making, because you want to know you’re making good choices for you and your baby.

Whether you want to find safe ways to be active, or work towards a healthy weight gain range during your pregnancy – your health coach is here to guide you based on your personal goals.

Learn more about health coaching in the video below.

Register for Get Healthy in Pregnancy online
or call 1300 806 258 to learn more.

More information about staying active and healthy during pregnancy

For some general information to support a healthy pregnancy, visit healthy in pregnancy.