The foundations of a healthy diet: part two

This article contains really useful information about the vitamins and minerals you need in your diet whilst you are pregnant, which foods you can find them in and why they are important for you and your baby. The information has been broken down into an easy-to-read table. Micronutrients Many nutrients work together. …

The foundations of a healthy diet: part one

This article explains why getting the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in your diet whilst pregnant is important your health, and the health of your developing baby. MacronutrientsProteinWhy is it important? After water, protein is the most plentiful part of your body. Getting enough protein is essential for your …

Why is it important to balance my blood sugar levels?

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 …

3 reasons you need iron in pregnancy

You need iron in pregnancy because it's needed to make haemoglobin – the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body, and to your baby. 1.Your blood volume increases by almost 50% in pregnancy As your blood volume increases, so does the need for extra iron. The best way …