Food and foodstuffs to avoid during pregnancy

Mothers to be should be aware that some foods are better avoided when pregnant. The following is a comprehensive but short summary of foods to avoid or to have in only small quantities whilst pregnant. 1. Low fibre, high fat foods e.g. white bread, take-away or commercial fried chicken, burgers and pizzas. 2. Alcohol should […]

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Tips to try out when morning sickness makes life miserable.

Morning sickness is a common symptom many women experience during the first trimester (12 weeks) of pregnancy It does however usually last only till around the 13th or 14th week of pregnancy. Scientists are not certain why some women experience morning sickness and others not. But folklores regarding the meaning of morning sickness and predictions […]

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Help for Heartburn when you are pregnant.

Heartburn – a common complaint during pregnancy may be alleviated using some simple diet strategies. Heartburn is often more of a problem in the latter stages of pregnancy and it commonly occurs at night. Usually, the baby is pressing up on the stomach and intestines causing acid reflux (push up) into the oesophagus. Anti acid […]

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Exercise during pregnancy – safe and good for mom and baby

Exercise during pregnancy is generally not only safe, but also vital – especially if the mother-to-be had an exercise routine before the pregnancy. Should a woman decide to start exercising when she becomes pregnant, it may be advisable to consult with a personal trainer or other suitably qualified person to assist. An exercise programme should […]

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Pregnant? Eat better for the sake of your baby!

Follow these 10 simple steps toward a healthy diet for mother and unborn babies… 1. Eat at least 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch, supper AND something small between meals like an apple, orange or banana. 2. Eat fatty fish (pilchards, sardines or salmon) at least 3 times a week to help ensure that […]

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Mother’s diet affects unborn children’s health later in life

“You are what you eat” – also applies to babies (even those not yet conceived…) Good nutrition is the most valuable gift any mother can give her child – even before the child is conceived. Yes, mother’s pre-conception diet will impact on many aspects of the unborn or not yet conceived child’s development. Providing good […]

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