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Getting serious about Folic Acid

Getting serious about Folic Acid By Hannah Dahlen Folic Acid is a Vitamin from the B group that is needed for healthy growth and development. While everyone needs Folic Acid it is especially important for women of childbearing age, particularly those planning a pregnancy. Folic Acid enables the healthy development of babies in early


Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy By Jane Palmer Bleeding at any stage of pregnancy is not considered normal. If this happens to you then you should see your midwife or doctor. Bleeding from the birth canal before 20 weeks is called a threatened abortion or miscarriage. The bleeding may or may not have abdominal pain


Early Pregnancy Questions

Early Pregnancy Questions The first twelve weeks of pregnancy is called the first trimester.  In early pregnancy your body goes through amazing changes to support your baby. These changes affect you both physically and emotionally. Even if your pregnancy is planned, your reaction to it may surprise you.  You can feel anything from elation


Symptoms of Pregnancy

Symptoms of Pregnancy We’ve listed some of the most common symptoms of pregnancy below. You may begin to suspect you are pregnant very soon after the baby is conceived, or you may not have any pregnancy symptoms until much later. Finding out if you are pregnant is easy.  Home pregnancy tests can confirm your


Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy By Hannah Dahlen Nausea and vomiting affect 50-90% of pregnancies (1). Beginning from before 9 weeks gestation it most commonly resolves between 10 and 16 weeks gestation (2). Although referred to as 'morning sickness' the nausea and vomiting in pregnancy may occur throughout the day. Nausea and vomiting in


Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy Testing By Jane Palmer These days, you don’t need to wait to see your midwife or doctor to find out whether you’re pregnant. Instead, you can opt for self-testing. Home tests are urine tests that usually simply give a positive or negative result. Your midwife or doctor, on the other hand, may perform


Signs of Pregnancy

Signs of Pregnancy Whether you are attempting to conceive or suspect you might be in for a big surprise, many women wonder if there are any reliable signs of pregnancy. The simple answer is yes! Right from conception a women’s body begins going through huge changes aimed at accommodating and ultimately birthing a growing


Supplements in Pregnancy

Supplements in Pregnancy By Hannah Dahlen In pregnancy a woman's body needs extra vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help her baby grow. In addition, the presence of some nutrients in good supply has been shown to reduce the risk of certain conditions in pregnancy. Having a healthy diet is the best