Your baby relies on the right nutrients at the right time to enable different organs to mature, so it has to rely on the nutrient stores you have built in the preceding months leading up to pregnancy, not just what you are eating just at that moment.
To support the healthy development and birth weight of your baby, please be proactive and tackle the risks early with your GP and help reverse the lifelong consequences with an adequate diet and lifestyle.
Most mums-to-be understand the importance of folate or folic acid for a healthy pregnancy. But did you know that iron is equally important, for both mother and baby? Too little iron during pregnancy has also been linked to low birth weight, premature delivery and an increased risk of bleeding after birth.
New research suggests vitamin D supplements could be a simple, inexpensive way to prevent and reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy.
Treating your gut right can alleviate discomfort during pregnancy. Here's how to prepare your gut for pregnancy to support you and your baby's health.
When is the right time to start weaning? What is baby-led weaning? Paediatric Dietician Bianca Parau responds to questions about weaning.
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