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Omega 3 fatty acids – what’s all the fuss about ? (part 3) - DHA supplements
Since it is hard to get the recommended amount of DHA from your diet, you may want to take supplements. The evidence is not as strong as for folic acid supplements, but it is generally agreed that they are beneficial during pregnancy.
Omega 3 fatty acids – what’s all the fuss about ? (part 2) - Docosahexaenoic acid
DHA is vital for the development of your baby’s brain, nervous system and the retina of the eye. Experts believe it’s also required for other tissues, such as the heart.
Omega 3 fatty acids – what’s all the fuss about ? (part 1) - The science bit, Alpha linolenic acid
ALA is called an ‘essential fatty acid’. This is because our bodies need it and it must be included in the diet.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 15) - When You’re Overdue
You’ve been counting the days to your due date, but it’s come and gone—and still no baby! You’re not alone—nearly 10% of all babies are born more than 2 weeks late.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 14) - Baby’s Birth Presentation
Most babies enter the birth canal head first, which is the best position for labor and delivery. However, some babies enter the birth canal in other positions.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 13) - Epidural Block
An epidural block involves a tube inserted into a space outside your spinal column in the lower back.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 12) - Analgesics and Anesthetics
Recent studies indicate more women are asking for pain relief during labor. There are many different types available. Analgesia is pain relief without total loss of sensation. Anesthesia is pain relief with partial or total loss of sensation.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 11) - Laboring Positions, Massage for Relief
In the past, women often labored and gave birth in an upright position that kept the pelvis vertical, such as kneeling, squatting, sitting or standing up.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 9) - Coping with the Pain of Labor and Childbirth, Pain Relief without Medication
Many women believe they’ll feel guilty after their baby is born if they ask for pain relief during labor. Sometimes they think the baby will be harmed by any medication they take
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 8) - Fetal Monitoring during Labor, Evaluating Fetal Lung Maturity
In many hospitals, a baby’s heartbeat is monitored throughout labor with external fetal monitoring and/or internal fetal monitoring. Fetal monitoring enables healthcare providers to detect problems early.
Preparing for Another Pregnancy (part 2) - How do you measure up?
If your BMI is under 20, you are underweight. To increase your BMI, you should eat larger quantities but still try to have a healthy diet.
Preparing for Another Pregnancy (part 1) - The pre-pregnancy checklist,Why weight matters
Your weight before you get pregnant can affect your fertility and your baby’s health. If you are unsure whether your weight is appropriate for your height.
Pregnancy Nutrition : Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions - Asthma , Depression
Asthma is defined as a chronic respiratory disease that affects some 10 million American adults.
Pregnancy Nutrition : Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions - Thyroid Disease
Hypothyroid means that you have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid or that you have had hyperthyroidism and had radioactive iodine or surgery of the thyroid and are now taking thyroid hormone replacement.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 7) - Nonstress Test, Biophysical Profile
Tests done on your baby during labor provide your healthcare provider with a great deal of information.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 6) - Your Partner’s Involvement
Your partner can be a big help. He can help prepare you for labor and delivery and support you as you labor. He can share the joy of your baby’s delivery. He can support you emotionally, which is important to you both.
Getting enough iron and avoiding anaemia (part 2) - Tips for boosting your iron absorption, Iron supplements
You will need to take iron supplements during pregnancy only if blood tests show that you have low levels of iron.
Getting enough iron and avoiding anaemia (part 1) - Where is iron found?
Iron is found in a wide variety of foods and comes in two different forms. Haem iron is present in meat and fish, and is absorbed by the body more easily than non-haem iron, which comes from plant sources.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 5) - Stages of Labor
Labor is divided into three stages. Each stage feels distinctly different and has a specific purpose. The information below explains what you might expect during labor and delivery.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 4) - Will I Need an Episiotomy?
An episiotomy has been one of the most commonly performed procedures in obstetrics and has almost become routine in some places
Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions : The Diabetic Mom (part 2) - Reducing Your Risks, Treatment Plan
To better control your diabetes, you should monitor and record your blood sugar regularly, make necessary changes to your diet, take prescribed medications and/or insulin as directed, and exercise on a regular basis.
Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions : The Diabetic Mom (part 1) - Weighing the Risks
If you have diabetes, it is essential to meet with your doctor before you become pregnant. You may be advised to wait to become pregnant until you have your blood sugar under control.
Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions : The Older Mom
As women become older, certain medical and obstetric problems can occur with pregnancy. Most women over the age of thirty-five have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 4) - Going to the Hospital
You may want to preregister at the hospital a few weeks before your due date. It will save time checking in when you’re actually in labor, and it may help reduce your feelings of stress.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Labor and Delivery (part 3) - Before Labor Begins
At best, your prenatal classes will be over, and you will have visited the labor-and-delivery area of the hospital you have chosen.
Breastfeeding – the Best Diet for you and Your New Baby (part 5) - Colic and cows’ milk
In some babies, colic may be the result of lactose intolerance or an allergy to cows’ milk. These may sound very similar, but they have quite different causes and should be treated differently.
Breastfeeding – the Best Diet for you and Your New Baby (part 4) - Foods to avoid when you’re breastfeeding
Women are sometimes advised to avoid orange juice, garlic, spicy meals or other foods while breastfeeding. Although it may be sensible to skip a very hot curry when you’ve just had a baby, generally there is no need to limit your diet ‘just in case’.
Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions : The Teenage Mom (part 2) - Special Nutritional Needs, Weight Gain Is a Positive Thing
Many of the same lifestyle tips that pertain to adult females also pertain to teens during pregnancy. The following are tips to eating healthier that can help to make a pregnant teen’s diet a bit more nutritious
Special Pre-Pregnancy Conditions : The Teenage Mom (part 1) - Risk Factors
More than a million teenage girls become pregnant each year. About 485,000 of these pregnancies result in live births.
Breastfeeding – the Best Diet for you and Your New Baby (part 3) - Weight loss
It is important to take a balanced and sensible approach to losing weight after you’ve had a baby. It is not a good idea to lose 3 stone in two months, as Catherine Zeta-Jones was reported to have done.
 
 
 
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- Omega 3 fatty acids – what’s all the fuss about ? (part 3) - DHA supplements
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Recipes
- Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Sides (part 17) - Caramelized Baby Carrots, Roasted Garlic, Zucchini, and Onions
- Chocolate Covered Naartjies - Cauliflower Carpaccio With Watercress And Almond Dressing - Avocado Mousse Topped With Cauliflower And Bacon Crumbs (part 2)
- RECIPE Orange Cointreau jellies : Golden dessert to beat the glut
- BBQ Chicken Around The World (Part 2) - Beer can chicken
- Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Vegan Breakfasts (part 8) - Vegan Crepes, Tofu Florentine, Quick Hollandaise Sauc uick Hollandaise Sauce, Potato Poblano Breakfast Burritos
- Midweek Meals - These Dishes Promise Smooth Sailing (Part 2) - Lemon and thyme lamb with warm pumpkin salad
- Grill Happy Healthy Family Dinners (Part 5) - Pork and plum skewers
- Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Soups and Stews (part 4) - Ten-Minute Cheater’s Chili, Thai Tom Kha Coconut Soup , Cold Spanish Gazpacho with Avocado
- Winter Favourites New Ideas Cooking (Part 2) - Mac ’n’ cheese with pumpkin
- Celebrate Christmas Soon In July (part 2) - Roast pumpkin, fennel & brussels sprouts
- Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Desserts (part 6) - Foolproof Vegan Fudge, Cocoa-Nut-Coconut No-Bake Cookies , Cheater’s Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
- Budget Meal Planner For This Week (Part 1) - Monday - Spinach & Sausage Penne
- Budget Meal Planner For This Week (Part 5) - Friday - Rendang Beef Noodles
- Homegrown Treasures Time To Harvest (Part 2) - Beetroot & shallot tatins
- Get To Know Your Salad (part 2) - Greens & Berry Salad