Pregnancy

Pregnancy

A healthful diet is important both in preparation for pregnancy and during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time where nutritional requirements are increased due to the demands of the growing baby. A healthy diet and lifestyle are particularly important for a healthy pregnancy as they affect both mother’s and baby's health.


Healthy pregnancy: what foods to eat when pregnant

01 August 2021

A balanced and nutritious diet is essential for good health, and even more so during pregnancy. Find out what you should eat for a healthy pregnancy.


Healthy pregnancy: foods to avoid when pregnant

01 August 2021

When you're pregnant, it is important to eat healthy. Know which foods to avoid and choose safe alternatives to ensure both your own and your baby’s health.


Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

01 August 2021

It is normal and usually recommended to gain some weight during pregnancy. In this article, we explain how to stay healthy and keep the energy balance.


The benefits of breastfeeding for parents and baby

01 August 2021

Breastmilk is the best form of nutrition for your baby. Here we explain the benefits of breastfeeding and information about alternative feeding methods. 


A healthy way through pregnancy

04 February 2016

Pregnancy is a time where nutritional requirements are increased due to the demands for the growing baby. A healthy diet and lifestyle are particularly important for a healthy pregnancy as they affect both mother’s and baby's health...


The rising concern of gestational diabetes

30 April 2015

Gestational diabetes is a medical condition that occurs during pregnancy. It is rising in prevalence, fuelled mainly by increasing obesity rates and changing lifestyle patterns. Here we look at how this condition occurs, its health implications and how it can be prevented and treated.


Weight issues associated with pregnancy

11 May 2012

New research shows that women living with obesity when they become pregnant may face increased risks to their own health, and the health and future wellbeing of their unborn baby.


Taking folic acid supplements for pregnancy linked to child’s speech development

07 March 2012

The benefits of taking folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy may extend beyond birth defects and influence child language development, suggests a study of a Norwegian cohort, published by a team of European and North American researchers.