Pregnant women to get cash to improve diet|
By Sarah Lawson on 10/09/2007 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
A government initiative might see women get £200 towards eating a better diet when they are expecting a baby
The Health Secretary is expected to announce a 'Health in Pregnancy Grant' later this week, according to the BBC.In it, there will be provision for pregnant women to receive a one-off payment of £200, in the 29th week of their pregnancy
Pregnancy cravings make Natalie Portman ditch vegan diet|
By Kimberley Smith on 12/04/2011 in Celebrity
Pregnant actress drops her vegan diet for her baby
-to-be has health concerns too. "I know that there are people who do stay vegan. But I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in in your diet," Natalie explained.Pregnant
Victoria Beckham’s baby girl conception diet rumours|
By Kyrsty Hazell on 21/01/2011 in Celebrity
Pregnant Posh allegedly changed her diet to increase her chances of conceiving a girl
It’s no secret that pregnant Victoria Beckham would love a little girl to complete her family of boys, and it seems that the former Spice Girl has been doing her TTC homework if rumours are to be believed.According to sources reports Now magazine
Trying for a baby? Keep a food diary|
By Laura Lee Davies on 17/05/2009 in Boosting your fertility
Although women of all lovely shapes and sizes get pregnant, sometimes improving your diet can really help.
to getting pregnant as it can affect hormones like this. Remember - whilst you might have heard about diets etc in a 1000 women's mags, we're NOT hear to nag you into fulfilling someone else's idea of what every woman should look like.Try ONE thing, ONE new
Iron in the first trimester leads to bigger babies|
By Kimberley Smith on 04/03/2011 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Pregnant women who get more iron in their diet during the first trimester have heavier babies, finds new research
Having a high-iron diet in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to an increase in the birth weight of babies, according to a new study. However, getting less than the recommended levels of iron doesn’t lead to underweight babies
What is too much pregnancy weight gain?|
By ThinkBaby on 31/07/2007 in Your pregnant body
Although pregnant women should not diet, what is the average extra weight you should expect to put on?
The good news is that for the main part, the range of weights mean that your pre-pregnancy state is taken into account before doctors and midwives get their 'average ideal' measurement notes out. Plus, they will check your weight at every check-up (these check-ups start sporadica...
The wonder of water in pregnancy|
By Laura Lee Davies on 10/09/2010 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Water is an important part of everyone's diet, but can you drink any water when you're pregnant, and how much is safe per day?
, compression of the umbilical cord and increased concentration of meconium in the fluid. OK, so how much should I drink?Pregnant women are advised to drink more water in a day than other adults. The World Health Organisation sets this at about 4.8 litres a day
Conception and pregnancy diet influences baby’s sex, says new research|
By Cassandra Kempster-Roberts on 09/03/2010 in Choosing your baby's sex?
Women eating a high fat diet and full breakfast are more likely to have a boy, claim scientists.
.Researchers looked at the genes in the placentas of pregnant mice fed either high-fat or high-carbohydrate diets, low calorie diets, or a more normal diet for mice. They discovered that as well as changes in sex, it was the female foetuses that were more sensitive
Soya and conception|
By Laura Lee Davies on 25/01/2010 in Before you try to conceive
Although soya beans are certainly one of the superfoods that are good to eat, overdoing them could present a problem when trying for a baby
Although most women should find that their diet affects their chances of getting pregnant – unless they are severly over- or underweight – sometimes even the good foods in our diet can be potentially harmful when we eat too much of them.For example
Low calorie diets in early pregnancy can affect your baby’s brain|
By Susie Boone on 19/01/2011 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Pregnant women warned slimming can damage their baby’s intelligence
was carried out on pregnant baboons, but the researchers claim that the results are likely to hold for humans too.We’ve known for a long time the importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy for the healthy development of your baby, but this study shows a