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Having A Healthy Diet In Pregnancy

Having A Healthy Diet In Pregnancy

A healthy diet It is very important to endeavour to be in optimal nutritional health before you conceive and in pregnancy. When you are pregnant you are feeding two not one! Because of chemical additives in the food you buy in the supermarket, etc. it is very had to...

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Iodine and Pregnancy

Iodine and Pregnancy

Iodine deficiency has become more common in the community. It is thought due to most households (more than 80 per cent) not using iodised edible salt and also the food industry rarely uses iodised salt. As well in the dairy industry iodine-containing sanitisers...

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Supplements

Supplements

There is increasing concern about the quality of most people's diet. Healthy eating today is much more difficult than in the past because of modern farming and food preparation procedures. This even has had an impact on the nutritional value of fresh fruit and...

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Medicines

Medicines

Any medicine is to be avoided unless it is absolutely necessary. If you have any queries please ask your general practitioner or me. As a general rule medical preparations that you can buy 'over the counter' (not on prescription) in a pharmacy or supermarket are safe...

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Exercise and Activity

Exercise and Activity

Walking is an excellent idea. As well, antenatal exercise classes are available through the hospital and privately. You can inquire about the hospital classes when you book. See also in link section exercise in pregnancy. Working Normally I am not concerned about...

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How do I stay healthy during my pregnancy?

How do I stay healthy during my pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an exciting time when you have new life (your baby) developing and growing in your uterus. I am regularly asked "what can I do?", "what can't I do?", "what can I eat?", "what can't I eat?" etc. A mother-to-be wants to look after her precious cargo in her...

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Folate and folic acid – What’s the difference?

Folate and folic acid – What’s the difference?

Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that is found naturally in a variety of foods. Excellent food sources of folate include asparagus, bran flakes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, dried beans, lentils and spinach. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that...

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Drinking Water

Drinking Water

It is recommended you drink 1- 2 litres of good quality water per day during pregnancy. While there are filtration and chemical treatment of tap water, there is an increasing concern in the community about its quality. There is no guarantee of the quality of water in...

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Do I need to see the dentist?

Do I need to see the dentist?

Yes. It is a good idea to get a dental checkup now you are pregnant unless you have had one recently. Pregnant women are more at risk. Pregnancy hormone results in increased blood flow in the mucous membranes, including around the teeth. This can result in bleeding...

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