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During Pregnancy

During Pregnancy

Many people think that during pregnancy everything has to change. Fortunately, this is not the case. There are a lot of things that you did prior to falling pregnant that you won’t have to change at all during pregnancy. Some of the following are concerns for a lot of mothers when they first fall pregnant […]

Pregnancy signs

Pregnancy signs

Most people think that pregnancy signs are unmistakable and many women ‘just know’ when they are pregnant. But other times, pregnancy can come as quite a shock and those who have ‘symptoms’ were not even aware. There are a few common symptoms you could have to show you are pregnant. The most obvious sign is […]

What is a Trimester?

What is a Trimester?

Do you know what to expect from each of the three trimesters? Here is an overview of each with the common signs of pregnancy trimesters one, two and three. Weeks one to 12: Pregnancy Trimester One The first and most prominent pregnancy symptom is a missed menstrual cycle. You may see pinkish or brownish discharge […]

Abdominal Exercises during pregnancy

Abdominal Exercises during pregnancy

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 […]

Salt during pregnancy: why it is important

Salt during pregnancy: why it is important

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.

How to handle a toddler during pregnancy

How to handle a toddler during pregnancy

If you are pregnant with your second baby you already know it is tougher second time round when you have a rambunctious toddler to keep up with. Those opportunities to rest when you need to are gone. Being tired all the time isn’t a happy or healthy situation for you and the rest of your […]

Eating fish during pregnancy: is it safe?

Eating fish during pregnancy: is it safe?

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 […]

An exercise routine to get your pre-baby body back fast

An exercise routine to get your pre-baby body back fast

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 […]

Sleep during pregnancy: tips for the final trimester

Sleep during pregnancy: tips for the final trimester

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 […]

A no-effort, super yummy, extra healthy desert

A no-effort, super yummy, extra healthy desert

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 […]


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