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Pregnancy nutrition – Iron needs in pregnancy

What is iron and why do I need it? Iron is a mineral that is involved in making red blood cells, carrying oxygen and producing energy.  It is therefore important to ensure you’re eating enough of it! What is different in pregnancy nutrition? In pregnancy your iron requirements rise greatly so you can provide for […]

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Pregnancy diet – What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Treating gestational diabetes helps reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and improve your baby’s health in the future. What causes gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition affecting around 15% of pregnant women.  It causes a woman’s blood glucose to be high. […]

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Obstetrician’s advice on morning sickness

Morning sickness is a common symptom of early pregnancy and in many cases, goes away by the end of the first trimester. It is caused in part by changes in hormones during pregnancy and may make eating difficult.   Although it is called ‘morning sickness’, nausea can happen at any time of the day. Morning […]

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Activity in pregnancy – Obstetricians Sydney

We all know that keeping active when you are pregnant can be healthy.  It keeps you fit for labour and delivery, helps with stress management and aids in managing your weight and can reduce some pregnancy complaints and complications …but just how much exercise is recommended and what type is best? It is recommended that […]

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Food allergies-do you need to be careful in pregnancy and breastfeeding?

It appears food allergy is becoming a more common problem, with some countries reporting a 50% increase in the rate of peanut allergy.  Overall it is estimated that around 5% of children develop food allergies most commonly to dairy products.  It is not well understood why allergy rates are on the rise.   Food allergies are […]

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Pregnancy nutrition – Iron in Pregnancy

What is iron and why do I need it? Iron is a mineral that is involved in making red blood cells, carrying oxygen and producing energy.  It is therefore important to ensure you’re eating enough of it! What is different in pregnancy nutrition? In pregnancy, your iron requirements rise greatly so you can provide for […]

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Supplements for Pregnancy – Pregnancy Nutrition

Many pregnant women take supplements during their pregnancy but are they actually necessary? You may have been told by your healthcare provider that if you eat a well-balanced diet, then a multivitamin in pregnancy is not usually required.  However, we know that often a woman’s diet is not always ideal and in fact, one recent […]

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To Snack or Not to Snack – Pregnancy Diet Plan

Snacks often get a bad wrap for being unhealthy…which, of course, they can be, but not if you choose wisely!  Snacks can be an important part of your pregnancy diet for several reasons.  Usually, when you are pregnant, you will notice you become hungry every few hours at least.  This is a result of the […]

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