Have you heard about Folic Acid? It’s a B vitamin and is really important for all women before and during the early stages of pregnancy. It is usually better to get all the nutrients you need from eating whole foods rather than taking supplements or tablets, with one exception — Folic acid. For a healthy pregnancy, a folic acid supplement is recommended both before you become pregnant and for the first 12 weeks.
I mentioned previously that I was really hungry during my first trimester, so it was often a struggle to stay on track with the right foods when I was tempted to eat anything just to fill myself up! This lead me to look for healthy snacks –and let’s face it, there’s only so much fruit … read more >
Support from family, friends and the wider community can make all the difference during breastfeeding. There are also lots of really excellent breastfeeding books available and, of course, on-line forums where you can chat to other mums who may be going through the same thing at the same time.
The foods and drinks that you choose during pregnancy have long lasting effects on your baby’s health. Getting the right nutrition in the First 1000 Days can influence your baby’s health, their school performance as children and their risk of developing common adulthood diseases such as heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Breastfeeding your baby is helping to give them the best start in life, with tailor-made nutrition for their growth and development. Find out more about the benefits of Breastfeeding.
The toddler years can be both fun and difficult when it comes to food and developing eating habits. It is a key time though to develop your child’s eating habits for life! So one of the most important meals of the day is breakfast, here are a few fun and healthy breakfast ideas suitable for … read more >
For many dads the arrival of a new baby can be both exhausting and a complete shock to the system, especially if it’s your first. There’s a tendency to focus more on mums bonding with their baby, so it is very normal for dads to take a little bit more time to feel that special … read more >
As a new mum, you don’t need a special diet to be able to successfully breastfeed. But even though you will be very busy looking after your new baby, don’t forget to eat regularly as this will help keep your energy levels up as well as ensuring you have a healthy diet to support the production of breastmilk.
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Swap certain foods for others that have a higher nutritional content.
The pelvic floor muscles are a sling of muscles attached from the pubic bone at the front to around the rectum at the back. In pregnancy as the weight of the baby increases the pressure on the bladder increases and you may be more prone to urinary leakage. Exercising the muscles both during pregnancy and … read more >