A guide to your nutritional requirements in pregnancy

Contrary to popular belief you don't need to 'eat for two' when you're pregnant. Your body becomes more efficient at using the energy and nutrients from your diet, so simply eating healthily is the key. Your body does however have extra calorie requirements in later pregnancy and increased needs for certain other nutrients.

About pregnancy

Your complete guide to healthy eating in pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, including current advice on a healthy diet and exercise, as well as recommendations for prenatal vitamins and book reviews.


Calcium during pregnancy

You’re pregnant and your close ones keep pestering you to drink milk because you need to load on calcium. The thing is you’re not really a dairy person. So, is it such a big deal if you’re not getting enough of the mineral?


Your guide to first trimester nutrition

The first trimester is important in terms of your baby's development – organs take shape, your baby starts moving and muscles form.


The sunshine vitamin: Vitamin D in pregnancy

Vitamin D is known as the 'sunshine vitamin' because our bodies make most of our requirements from the action of sunlight on our skin.


What’s so fishy about eating fish during pregnancy? Get your facts straight!

The omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish are highly beneficial for all stages of pregnancy. So what's the catch?


"Pass the sick bag": Eating your way through Hyperemesis Gravidarum

If you've recently found out you're pregnant, you may be dreading the potential onslaught of nausea and vomiting.


Peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Confused about whether it’s OK to eat peanuts while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding? You might have heard different advice over the years and worry about eating the right things. And rightly so!


Book review

Your New Pregnancy Bible

The experts' guide to pregnancy and early parenthood - by Dr Anne Deans



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