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.

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.

Nutrition whilst pregnant

Nutrition whilst pregnant

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Healthy eating during pregnancy is one of the best gifts you can give to your baby-to-be. Good nutrition will support his or her growth and development, maintain your health during and after the pregnancy and possibly benefit their health in later years. Now that you’re pregnant, your daily nutritional needs are greater but not exactly doubled. Focus on choosing foods high in nutrition quality rather than increasing your portion sizes. Your additional energy needs for the second and third trimesters can be supported by increasing your fruit intake from 2 to 4 serves a day. Continue to eat each day plenty of vegetables (5-6 servings), wholegrain breads and cereals (4-6 servings), moderate amounts of lean meat, chicken and fish (1.5 servings), low-fat dairy (2 servings), eat sweets sparingly and be strict with no happy hour rendezvous.

Dealing with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Dealing with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

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As a practicing naturopath, common questions I receive from pregnant patients are; 1) what causes vomiting and nausea in pregnancy? 2) How can I prevent it? 3) Do you have any self-help suggestions? 1) What causes vomiting and nausea in pregnancy? Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, commonly known as “morning sickness,” affects approximately 80 percent […]