What To Eat During Pregnancy

//What To Eat During Pregnancy

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


Listeria and Pregnancy

Listeria and Pregnancy By Jane Palmer Listeria is a bacteria that is found in nature and lives in some foods. Sources of Listeria include most animals, soil, vegetation and sewerage. Because of this, Listeria can easily enter our food chain. An infection with Listeria can cause mild ‘flu-like’ symptoms, urinary tract infections or even


Eating Organic Food When Pregnant and Breastfeeding-What are the benefits?

Eating Organic Food When Pregnant and Breastfeeding-What are the benefits? By Raquel Bosustow As a mother of three children under four, Raquel Bosustow, owner of Organics Only, understands the importance of eating organic food and leading a healthy lifestyle whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. Raquel found a study conducted by the Journal of Applied Nutrition


Eating Fish During Pregnancy

Eating Fish During PregnancyBy Hannah Dahlen Fish is a highly nutritious food and an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D, Iodine and the omega-3 fatty acids. All these nutrients provide important health benefits to you and your baby when you are pregnant or breastfeeding . Omega 3 is important for


Should pregnant and breastfeeding women take Iodine supplements?

Should pregnant and breastfeeding women take Iodine supplements? There have been reports in the media recently linking a lack of Iodine in pregnant and breastfeeding women’s diets to intellectual problems in their children. Several studies have shown a re-emergence of mild to moderate Iodine deficiency in school children, healthy adults and pregnant women. This


What is Folic Acid

What is Folic Acid? Folic acid, also known as folate, is a water soluble B-group vitamin carried through the bloodstream and excreted in urine. Because it is not stored in the human body we must consume folic acid every day in order to make sure our body has an adequate supply. Folic acid performs