Safe Exercise: Walking During Pregnancy

Many pregnant women become concerned that carrying a baby means they will not be able to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight. Of course, pregnancy is a time of great physical change and it is important that weight gain occurs to accommodate the growing foetus and prepare the body for labour.

The Truth About Nausea During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, nausea during pregnancy is a natural part of life and an unavoidable part of pregnancy in many cases. Nausea during pregnancy occurs most throughout the first trimester or first four months of pregnancy. The conditions and symptoms do vary between women, with some experiencing more vomiting...

Abdominal Exercise During Pregnancy

Abdominal Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise is highly recommended for pregnant women as it helps prepare the body for the demands of a changing body and labour. The most popular exercise routines for women include swimming and brisk walking as well as special yoga classes, tai chi and pilates.

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy
Expectant mothers can benefit from maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy. There is a range of nutrients and supplements pregnant women can incorporate into their diets to maximise their health and the health of their baby. Iron is a very important nutrient when it comes to diet during pregnancy....

Tips on Having a Healthy Pregnancy

Tips on Having a Healthy Pregnancy
There a number of ways you can improve your lifestyle to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. They include improving your sleeping patterns as well as avoiding certain substances.

During Pregnancy: Illegal Drug Use

The use of illegal drugs can have devastating effects on an unborn baby. Unfortunately, the use of illegal drugs during pregnancy is not uncommon. Like alcohol, illegal drugs are invariably passed straight to the foetus via the mother’s bloodstream. These substances are addictive and one consequence...

During Pregnancy: Smoking

Studies indicate that smoking during pregnancy is a risk to the health of your foetus. Smoking has been attributed to many adverse long-term effects on, not only the child’s health, but also in relation to behavioural problems. Children of a mother who smokes during pregnancy are more likely to abuse...

Risks During Pregnancy: Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is very dangerous during pregnancy for many different reasons. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is statistically the most dangerous activity you can undertake. Various studies have shown that it is the leading cause of preventable birth defects in the foetus. Whenever you consume...