Even if you eat a healthy, varied diet during pregnancy, it can be hard to get enough folic acid and calcium, in particular. Multivitamin tablets can be a good solution.
Perhaps you've got the pregnancy test in your hand and you've just found out that you're pregnant! Congratulations! This is the beginning of a long, exciting, fantastic, fun, sometimes tough and tiresome journey. Welcome aboard!
Because of its nutritional value, fish is great to eat when you're pregnant. It contains important fatty acids which are crucial to the development of your baby's brain. So eat away - with a few provisos!
For many women, one of the first signs of pregnancy is a feeling of sickness in the pit of their stomach. No, it's not dread or fear (usually!); it's morning sickness! Not pleasant, but here are some things that might help.
Ultrasound scans are available to all pregnant women, and are an exciting experience for many. Often it's during an ultrasound scan that you truly realise you're going to be a parent. It can be especially wonderful for dads and older siblings.
Most bacteria and viruses will not harm your baby. But unfortunately there are some exceptions.
Tired? Short of breath? And somewhere around week 20 of your pregnancy? You probably need more iron.
Nobody knows how much alcohol you can drink before it harms your baby. So for that reason, abstaining from alcohol altogether during pregnancy is a good idea.
Children who have been breastfed during their first four months are less likely to develop asthma and allergies. The added protection lasts until they’re eight years old.
If you're pregnant, you need to make doubly sure the food you eat is safe, because food poisoning can sometimes harm your baby.
Fatigue, weight, joy - double it; you’re having twins! But not to worry. Odds are that you’re going to have two healthy babies.
What you eat when you're pregnant is extremely important, but it's even more important if you're vegetarian. Vegetarian mums-to-be need to be especially vigilant about getting enough protein and iron.
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