Pregnancy

Want to know what to expect during pregnancy? Learn about pregnancy symptoms, stages and get tips on nutrition, exercise, wellness and more.

Pregnancy week by week (2)

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Laying nutritional foundations

By Kath Megaw, clinical dietitian and founder of Nutripaeds. Recently attending an international breastfeeding conference in France, I was once again awed by nature’s amazing...
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Facts & myths about pregnancy nutrition

By Mary Comerce, founder of The Health Coach Academy It is so easy to get confused between the advice of our well-meaning family and friends...
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10 conception & pregnancy facts

Storytelling is part of the human experience but when it comes to your health, it’s best to focus on the facts.  Grandmothers, mothers, sisters,...
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What not to say to a formula-feeding mother

I didn’t plan on formula feeding. I was completely gung-ho about breastfeeding for the first year because we’re advised that “breast is best” and formula...
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How I recovered from my C-section

Just as with natural birth stories, there are both bad and good Caesarean birth stories. Mine was fortunately a good one, so I wanted...
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Nutritional supplements during pregnancy

Expectant moms want the best for their babies but can feel overwhelmed by the often-contradictory information they receive on what is and isn’t good...
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Pregnancy complications that can affect your vision

Inge Loubser, a senior optometrist at Mellins i-Style and expert for BabyYumYum, highlights vision risks and eye care during pregnancy. Diabetes during pregnancy and your...
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Eye and vision changes during pregnancy

Complaints such as morning sickness and back pain are generally associated with pregnancy but when pregnant women experience blurred vision and other eye problems,...
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Eye care during pregnancy

Inge Loubser, a senior optometrist at Mellins i-Style and expert for BabyYumYum emphasises the importance of always letting your optometrist know if you are...
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The common issues of infertility in women and how to treat them

Rodriguez (2014) says that while men may only need a couple of tests to determine the cause of their infertility, women often need several...