pregnancy nutrition

Pregnancy Diabetes – what is it and what to eat?

Do you have pregnancy diabetes? Take a look at our tips for managing this condition. What is Gestational / Pregnancy Diabetes? Gestational diabetes means you’ll have too much glucose in your blood and you can’t produce enough insulin. This happens because an increase in pregnancy hormones means you’re less sensitive to insulin, which helps glucose get …

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Pregnancy Heartburn

How your body changes during pregnancy Pregnancy Heartburn or Reflux can be very painful. You don’t have to ignore this and carry on, there are some small changes you can make to reduce the impact of the changes during pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses the stomach is displaced upwards and rising progesterone levels relax the …

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Pregnancy Nutrition: Constipation

Hormonal changes during pregnancy have a relaxing effect on the digestive tract, which can slow down transit time through your bowels. Pregnancy constipation often occurs mostly in the first trimester, but 4 in 10 women get constipation during pregnancy. What to eat to help pregnancy constipation Ground flax seeds can help form a soft stool …

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