Category Pregnancy & Nutrition

RESEARCH: How Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Affects Your Child’s Brain

Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for your baby. Alcohol includes wine, wine coolers, beer and liquor. When you drink alcohol during pregnancy, the alcohol in your blood quickly passes through the placenta and

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Wondering How Important A Healthy Diet & Exercise Is During Pregnancy? | This Study Answers Just That

New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children.  The study, led by King’s College London and supported by the British Heart Foundation and Tommy’s charity, examined how an

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How Excess Weight Gain In Pregnancy Affects Your Child’s Brain Development

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies’ brains as early as the second trimester, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the investigation linked high body mass index (BMI), an

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‘Stop Taking Bread And Tea’ – Nigerian Doctor, Olufunmilayo Harvey Warns Pregnant Women, Gives Reasons

A Nigerian doctor identified as Dr Olufunmilayo Harvey on twitter recently took to social media to advise pregnant women to stop taking bread and tea. In his post on the platform, the medical doctor whose aim is to help save

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Pregnancy: Did You Know That Excess Ginger Consumption Can Cause Miscarriage? Find Out More From A Paediatrician

A Paediatric nurse at the Life Line Children Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, Mrs Alexis Essien, has cautioned pregnant women against consuming excess ginger. In an interview with PUNCH correspondent, the nurse said that ginger could cause heartburn for those with an

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New Study Raises Concern About Use Of Antidepressant During Pregnancy

Depression in pregnancy, known as antepartum depression, is all too common. A new study conducted by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the rate of depression among women who arrive at the hospital to give birth is at an

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Pregnant Mums: To Eat or Not To Eat Fish?

To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, a new study shows that children whose mothers ate moderate amounts of fish during pregnancy were more likely to have a better metabolic

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This Is How Much A Vegetable Rich Diet Before Pregnancy Impacts Your Chances Of Preterm Delivery- Study

A new study whose results were published yesterday, April 14, 2020 has really useful guidance for women who are planning for pregnancy. It turns out we should follow our parent’ advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a

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Research Finding Answers Whether Low Carbohydrate Diets In Pregnancy Increase Or Lower Risk Of Birth Defects

There is a wave of options when it comes to health and nutrition. Many of those options often target eliminating or lowering intake of carbohydrate, and while that may benefit you in some way, adhering to a low carbohydrate diet

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Pregnant Women Who Do This Are Less Likely To Have Pre-term Babies- Research

According to statistics, premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually. Pre-term babies are at higher risk of a range of long-term conditions including visual

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Fertility Expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi Shares 14 Tips On How To Overcome The Challenge Of Childlessness

Fertility expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi in an article for PUNCH shared that when going through a period of infertility, it helps to actively do some research about your options. Arm yourself with knowledge to an extent that infertility can prepare

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Should You Be Eating-for-two During Pregnancy? | Experts Share Useful Advice

Many mums admit to having cravings as well as a longing for an extra helping of food when they are expecting. This habit is often understandable and excused for pregnant women. New research however suggest that the culture of eating-for-two

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Pregnancy Diet: What You Should Be Eating During Your Second Trimester

Many pregnant mums know how crucial diet is for their wellbeing and that of the unborn child but not many of these mums know exactly what diet would help them optimise their health and that of their baby’s. If you

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New Research Cautions On Dietary Supplements And Periwinkle Extracts During Pregnancy

New research has revealed serious consequences of young people taking dietary supplements sold for weight loss or muscle building, as well as the use of periwinkle extract during pregnancy. According to news-medical.net, dietary supplements have become more and more popular. A

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Why Iodine Mineral Is Important To Nursing And Pregnant Women

Iodine is a dietary mineral required for the production of thyroid hormones. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need this mineral more because of it’s vital influence on brain development in the uterus and during early childhood . READ ALSO: ‘Every Mother-to-be Should Take

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Self Love & Empowerment Coach, Stephanie Gets Real As She Talks About Her Pregnancy Journey And It Is Expository

The journey through pregnancy holds varying emotions for different moms. Some exciting, some sweet, some excruciating, … but in all, whatever your pregnancy journey, it’s always beautiful to share because sharing could be therapeutic for you. Self-love coach & optimist,

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See The Medical Proof That Consuming Fish During Pregnancy Is Healthy For Your Child

Scientists in Spain have revealed in new study why pregnant women should eat fish, and what it really does to their system. According to the new study, pregnant women who form the habit of eating fish every week stand the

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“From Throwing Up In Public To Beyond Happy” -Self Love Coach, Stephanie Shares About Her Gradual Journey Into Motherhood.

Self-love coach & optimist, Stephanie who is 12 weeks gone has continued to take her followers through her pregnancy journey. The soon-to-be single mom who is due to give birth 0n November 23 says her body was thriving on no artificial

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10 Folate-Rich Foods You Should Eat For A Healthy Pregnancy

By Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Folic Acid is derived from folate, a water-soluble B vitamin which needs to be included in daily diet as it cannot be stored for long in the body. Pregnant woman especially need foods rich in folate for

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Did You Know That Vitamin B3 Supplements Can Prevent Miscarriages & Birth Defects? | See Details

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team proved birth defects and miscarriages could be overcome by taking vitamin B3. The head of the Victor Chang Institute, Professor Bob Graham, said the discovery could potentially help millions

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Your Pregnancy Diet Trimester By Trimester: What You Should Know

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Generally, most expectant mums don’t feel like cooking and some even abhor food due to nausea and other pregnancy related illnesses. However, just as it is important to eat to stay alive, you must eat the right foods

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10 Folate-rich Foods You Should Eat For A Healthy Pregnancy

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Folic Acid is derived from folate, a water-soluble B vitamin which needs to be included in daily diet as it cannot be stored for long in the body. Pregnant woman especially need foods rich in folate for the

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See How Your Diet Before Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Genes & Long-term Health

By Fiona Macrae It is often said that you are what you eat. But it seems that what your mother ate is also important. Research has linked a woman’s diet before she becomes pregnant to the long-term health of her

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