Raspberry leaf tea in pregnancy

Raspberry leaf tea has been used for centuries to support women's health, including menstruation and childbirth.  People believe it:  Reduces PMS symptoms, including cramps, nausea, and diarrhoea Eases labour pains Tones the muscles of the uterus, creating more effective contractions Reduces postbirth bleeding. However, there is very little clinical evidence to support these beliefs, as …

The foundations of a healthy diet: part two

As you know, there is a lot going on in your body when you're pregnant - your body is adapting to the incredible fact that you're growing a baby! Nutrition plays a huge part in keeping you healthy and supporting your baby's healthy development. But with so many mixed messages …

The foundations of a healthy diet: part one

Fad diets and 'healthy' eating plans hit the internet almost daily, and it often means you have to stop eating certain food groups - usually carbohydrates and fats! This article explains why getting the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in your diet whilst pregnant is important your …

Why are my blood sugar levels important in pregnancy?

Learning to eat in a way that keeps your blood sugar levels balanced is vital for your optimum health and functionality. During pregnancy your increased blood supply and levels of certain hormones mean you are more likely to experience dips in blood sugar (energy lows). This makes that balance harder …

Breastfeeding superfoods

Getting the right nutritional balance when you are breastfeeding is really important for you and your baby. Whilst your milk supply may not be effected by what you eat, there is a catch - your body will always put your baby first. It will take the nutrients it needs for …