Navigating Pregnancy with PCOS: A Nutritional Guide by Katrina Ridout

Pregnancy is a joyous journey, but for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), it can come with unique challenges. PCOS, a hormonal disorder affecting about 1 in 10 women of…

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Nutrition Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Levels

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affecting about 10% of pregnant women worldwide. It is characterised by high blood sugar levels, which can…

What foods should be avoided during pregnancy?

There are a few foods that are best avoided during pregnancy to maintain the health of both mother and child. If you are pregnant, the good news is that you…

Nutrition and Healthy Eating During IVF Treatment

Struggling to conceive is common and extremely difficult to deal with. Many couples have had successful pregnancies thanks to IVF treatment. However, IVF is expensive and physically and emotionally draining….

What are the symptoms and causes of diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus can affect anyone and occur for a variety of reasons. This week (the 10th of July to the 16th of July, 2022) is National Diabetes Week, a week…

How to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy

Gaining too much weight can increase the risk of health problems for you and your baby.   If you are pregnant, you can expect to experience steady and gradual weight…

Four key nutrients for pregnancy

You will need more of certain nutrients during your pregnancy.   During pregnancy, your body goes through a lot of changes and has increased demands for your growing baby. For…

The importance of Vitamin E during pregnancy

Vitamin E is a naturally occurring fat soluble nutrient found in many foods and exists in eight chemical forms. These eight chemical forms are alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and…

The importance of Vitamin K during pregnancy

In pregnancy, Vitamin K plays an important role in maintaining normal blood clotting and coagulation. There are two main forms of Vitamin K: K1: Phylloquinone (makes up 75-90% of all…

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What is the importance of vitamin D during pregnancy?

Consuming an adequate amount of vitamin D during pregnancy is vital for the health of you and your baby. Vitamin D is essential for the health of you and your…
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