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.

Preconception health for him

Preconception health for him

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. If he is willing to help improve your chances of having a baby, there is more he can do besides the arduous task of being ready for sex. There are several lifestyle and health factors that contribute to the ability of his sperm reaching your egg. Here are some simple tips which he can follow.

Health issues to address before you start trying

Health issues to address before you start trying

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If you are thinking about or you’ve just started trying to conceive, then you know doubt have many questions on what is the best course of action for you and your partner to take. You have entered a very exciting time in your life, but for many it can turn out to be frustrating when months and even years of attempts fail. To help your chances of conceiving it is important to address issues that can influence your preconception health.

Overcoming the breastfeeding blues

Overcoming the breastfeeding blues

Overcoming the breastfeeding blues

I consult with a lot of women in my clinic who are first-time mothers that are struggling to breastfeed.Often, their child is very unsettled and not sleeping, and the mother comes to me feeling rundown, weepy and generally struggling to cope. This is not an uncommon picture for many new mothers. There is much pressure […]

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Nutrition whilst trying to conceive

Prior to conceiving, both you and your partner have a unique opportunity through nutrition to provide your baby-to-be with the best start in life. Good nutrition supports a healthy reproductive system, lots of energy for baby-making and prepares your body for pregnancy. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy foods and fish are food sources some rich in antioxidants, others in vitamins and minerals, that if consumed in adequate amounts, can support a healthy reproductive system and if conception should occur, meet your nurturing needs and that of the developing baby’s

Procare as a breastfeeding supplement

Procare can be used after pregnancy as an important breastfeeding supplement for mothers. The nutrient requirements of many vitamins and minerals increase after pregnancy as they are required to make quality breast milk for infants to continue growth and development. This article looks at why these nutrients are important and how Procare can benefit breastfeeding mothers and their babies.