Pocket pregnancy and HIV

This page is part of Pocket ART, an easy guide to HIV treatment.

Pocket pregnancy is a small leaflet about HIV and pregnancy.

It includes information about planning your pregnancy, using ART, delivery and after care including feeding.

This includes a focus on the importance of the mothers’ health and how this is also important for the baby.


Having a baby involves much more than the medical and practical side to pregnancy. For many people it is a central part of their life.

Although HIV makes life more complicated, you can still have children and a family.

ART dramatically reduces the risk of transmission from a mother to her baby. This protection continues through pregnancy and when the baby is born.

Produced with the 4M Mothers Mentoring Network.

Pregnancy links

Full guide to HIV, pregnancy and womens’ health

i-Base also produce more detailed information covering all aspects of HIV and pregnancy.

This guide is available online and as an A5 booklet.