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 …

Changes to your body: the effects of exercise in pregnancy

Your body undergoes numerous physiological and biomechanical changes throughout the nine-month period of your pregnancy. Circulation During the first trimester, most expectant mums experience vascular under fill, which occurs when the blood vessels become enlarged to supply sufficient oxygen to your baby, but your blood volume hasn’t changed. This effectively means blood …

Warning signs to look out for when exercising

Pregnancy is a special time, so, when exercising, the health of you and your baby should always come first. You should know the warning signs to look for - that may indicate you need to stop exercising - so as to not put yourself or your baby at any risk. These …

What can we do to reduce the number of stillborn babies?

Sadly, stillbirths are more common than you may realise. Data shows that 11 babies are stillborn every day in the UK, which is more than 3,600 each year.  Approximately one-third of these happen at term, in other words after 37 weeks of pregnancy. These statistics make stillbirth 15 times more …

Benefits of exercise during pregnancy

There are many benefits of continuing exercise during pregnancy. One thing to remember, though, is that you should have reasonable goals and expectations. Why should I exercise when pregnant? Pregnancy is NOT a time to try to reach peak fitness levels. But it is a time to maintain good fitness levels! Some of …