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Your weight before pregnancy

It is important that before you and your partner try to conceive that you are at a healthy weight. If you are underweight or overweight it can significantly reduce your fertility, making it difficult to conceive. Overweight women are also at a greater risk of suffering from insulin resistance during their pregnancy. Are you overweight?Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Tips ... Leer Más »

Different pregnancy diets

Are you a mum-to-be with a special dietary requirement? Are you worried this could cause problems during your pregnancy? Well, there's actually no need to worry, because there is plenty you can do and eat that allows you to maintain your diet while also ensuring you and your baby are getting all of the vitamins and minerals you need. We've ... Leer Más »

Gluten-free pregnancy

Gluten-free is okay during pregnancyFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Gluten-free is okay during pregnancy Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you are gluten intolerant or have been diagnosed with celiac disease then you may be having some concerns about your diet not containing enough nutrients and vitamins to benefit your baby’s health. You can relax, your baby will get all ... Leer Más »

Vegan and pregnant

Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you’re a vegan and pregnant making sure you and your baby are getting those ever important nutrients during your pregnancy can be tricky at times. Like vegetarians, you need to ensure you’re getting enough iron, omega-3, zinc, vitamin E and calcium, so check our page “vegetarian and pregnant” for sources of these nutrients. However, ... Leer Más »

Vegetarian and pregnant

Hmmm Omega-3Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net You’re a vegetarian and pregnant, which means you have two very important reasons to make sure you’re paying close attention to your diet for the next 40 weeks. If you’ve been a vegetarian for a while you’re probably very clued up on what you need to eat to maintain a healthy diet, but we ... Leer Más »

Dinner

Dinner can be a hard meal to face during pregnancy, because you may not feel very hungry when dinner time rolls around. However, you should still try to eat something, because you and your baby both need those nutrients to get you through the night. This doesn't mean you have to eat a big meal, a lighter option like soup ... Leer Más »

Pregnancy diet

Your pregnancy diet doesn't have to be boring or unhealthy Your pregnancy diet is very important, because your body is working hard to prepare for the arrival of your little one. It is essential that you take care of yourself, drink enough water and get all of the nutritients and vitamins you need for the duration of your pregnancy. We ... Leer Más »

Important vitamins for your pregnancy

During pregnancy, vitamins are crucial to the development  of both you and your baby and a healthy diet is the best way to ensure that you both get all the vitamins you need. Vitamin deficienceies are most common in those who: are lactose intolerant vegetarian vegan celiac suffer from high levels of stress smoke drink alcohol on a regular basis ... Leer Más »

Vitamin E and pregnancy

In the last twelve weeks of pregnancy your body starts to provide your baby with vitamin E. As a result, premature babies are at the greatest risk of suffering from a vitamin E deficiency. Vitamin E, which is also known as alpha-tocopherol, is a fat-soluble vitamin. Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an anti-oxidant. It protects your cells from damage ... Leer Más »

Vitamin A and pregnancy

Vitamin A is very important for your baby, especially during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. It is important for the development of your baby’s immune system and fat metabolism, as well as the growth of your baby’s organs, bones, and respiratory, circulatory and central nervous systems. After birth, vitamin A is essential for you, the mother, as it  helps ... Leer Más »