Exercise is highly recommended for pregnant women as it helps prepare the body for the demands of a changing body and labour. The most popular exercise routines for women include swimming and brisk walking as well as special yoga classes, tai chi and pilates. One of the lesser-known exercises that can work wonders for pregnant […]
Like many issues to do with pregnancy, recommendations have changed on how much salt should be in your diet. Advice on this issue has taken a complete turn around from that given in the past.
Fish is often cited as a super food and is important for your pregancy. Oily fish are rich in Omega-3, a fatty acid that is essential for our health and important for brain growth, the nervous system and eye development for your baby. It cannot be made by your body itself so needs to be […]
After you have delivered your bundle of joy, getting your pre-baby body back will probably be an exciting prospect after so long not being able to see your toes, let alone touch them. Our article here has some good tips on what to think about when exercising your post-baby body. In particular we mentioned resistance […]
Getting enough sleep is something most people worry about after the baby is born. But getting enough sleep during pregnancy, making sure you are rested and ready for the endurance event that is giving birth, can also be a bit of a challenge. In the third trimester you may be feeling pretty uncomfortable so here […]
The simple things in life are often the best. This desert requires almost no effort, is high on taste and has great health benefits for you and your baby. Step 1. Put a collection of berries in a bowl Besides being a delicous sweet hit without the refined sugar, berries are especially good for you […]
Eating organic during your pregnancy is a good goal to have because: You’ll avoid dangerous pesticides which have been linked to causing cancer, neurological disorders, and damage to the immune and reproductive systems. Your food will be more nourishing for you and your baby as it will be at its freshest.
Gestational diabetes might mean lots of treats are off the table for you so it is time to get creative. Here are two recipes for sugar-free treats that are delicious as well as good for you and your pregnancy. Sugar-free apple muffins These tasty muffins make great use of apples which are in season right […]
You’ll be well aware of the whooping cough epidemic Australia is still experiencing. In recent years the number of babies under six months old catching whooping cough has increased alarmingly. Already in 2011 we have had a tragic death of a baby in Victoria; this disease is serious. How will your baby catch whooping cough? […]
With all sorts of vices off the list while you are pregnant it seems criminal that chocolate at Easter could be a no-no too. How do you avoid the pull of the incessant chocolate cravings that came out of nowhere? You have probably been made to feel guilty eating chocolate with the old adage that […]