Bones for life – Who needs supplements?

Bones for life – Who needs supplements?

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  Fetal Health Bones form in utero, between 8 weeks gestation and the end of trimester 2. Throughout the entire pregnancy, bones continue increasing in size and maturing until birth. Nutrient demands for fetal bone development are consistently high during trimester 2 and 3 as the baby’s skeleton grows and fully forms. Go Top Infants […]

Discovering more benefits of nutrients during pregnancy

Discovering more benefits of nutrients during pregnancy

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This article looks at recent evidence that as emerged to demonstrate new, additional benefits of nutrients during pregnancy such as iodine, where even mild deficiencies can affect brain development. Omega-3 fatty acids, where supplementation is important not just for fetal development but also maternal health. Vitamin D has shown to have many additional extrasekeletal benefits for mother and baby. Folic acid can also reduce incidence of autism. These findings highlight the importance of optimizing the intake of these four nutrients as their benefits go beyond what was previously discovered.

Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are a common ailment I see in women that most often results in a visit to their doctor or other health care practitioner. UTI’s often occur in pregnant women who may be experiencing them for the first time and might think the symptoms are related to their pregnancy.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K

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Beyond its primary role in coagulation, vitamin K has other important roles, in particular bone metabolism. Currently, dietary recommendations for vitamin K do not consider its secondary roles in the body and as such subclinical deficiencies such as bone loss exist in otherwise healthy individuals. This level of vitamin K deficiency can remain undetected because individuals will not necessarily present with excessive bleeding, the most acknowledged symptom of vitamin K deficiency.

Vitamin K: Essential for bone health

Vitamin K: Essential for bone health

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While it has built a strong reputation for its role in blood coagulation, research is showing that vitamin K also plays a critical role in bone health. But the importance of this secondary role is somewhat overshadowed by its primary function to which many associate vitamin K with and nothing else

Week by week pregnancy guide

Week by week pregnancy guide

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Every week of pregnancy brings about new developments and changes. To guide you through this process we take you on the journey week by week so you can understand what’s going on inside and out. This is just a general guide, so you will notice some variance between your pregnancy and the one described…

Ovulation Calculator

Ovulation Calculator

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Calculate approximate date of ovulation.

The Signs of Ovulation

The Signs of Ovulation

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Are you trying to get pregnant and want to know when you’re ovulating? Some women have strict menstrual cycles and can determine for themselves when to get their groove on, others may not be as regular and need some assistance from bodily hints. Ovulation occurs midway through the menstrual cycle, so that’s around the 14th day (take 2-3 days either side) of an averaged 28 day cycle. This article describes some of the signs of ovulation women can detect to know when they should be trying to conceive.

Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

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Are you paying close attention to your body, searching and hoping to feel something that may suggest that you’re pregnant? The early symptoms of pregnancy aren’t all that different to those you may normally feel around your period, but are usually more enhanced. If you are experiencing a collection of these symptoms it may be an indication you are pregnant and could be worth confirming with a pregnancy test. Find out below what are some of the most common early pregnancy symptoms are so you know what to look out for and what to expect.

Foods to make him more fertile

Foods to make him more fertile

Preconception health for him

Making a baby takes two to tango, so while you are doing everything you can to become more fertile, there is still one other factor, your partner’s fertility. Men can be quite stubborn when the quality of their sperm is put into question, so it’s not an easy conversation to bring up. But in fact, around 35% of infertility cases are caused by problems with the male sperm. So what can you do without upsetting his feelings? If you prepare his menu on a daily basis, then you can subtly sneak in these foods below which are beneficial to sperm health and might go a long way into improving your chances…all without him even knowing about it!