Pregnancy

Folic acid natural food sources

Natural sources of folic acid

Trying for a baby or already pregnant? Download food sources of folic acid (also known as vitamin B9) for quick reference. Continue reading

Folic Acid Pregnancy

Folic acid in pregnancy

Folic acid helps your baby develop and also prevents neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Continue reading

Birth-Plan-Example-PDF

Birth Plan (PDF)

Download a free birth plan in PDF for printing. See word version to adapt for your personal circumstances. Continue reading

Iron in foods for pregnancy health

Best Sources of Iron During Pregnancy

1 in 5 women develop iron-deficiency anaemia when they are pregnant. Download list of iron rich foods for pregnancy. Continue reading

Is it safe to paint the nursery when pregnant?

When is it safe to decorate the nursery?

Pregnant women and their fetuses are vulnerable to toxins from plaster, old paint (which may contain lead) as well as VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) fumes from new paint. Continue reading

When should I buy organic fruit and vegetables?

When to buy organic

Fruit and vegetables with the lowest & highest levels of pesticide residues found in UK supermarket shelves. Continue reading

Is it safe to take artificial sweeteners when pregnant?

Can I take artificial sweeteners when pregnant?

I am trying to maintain a healthy weight when pregnant, can I take sugar substitutes like aspartame and saccharin? Continue reading

Vitamin C for pregnancy

Vitamin C for pregnancy

A good rule of thumb is to aim for at least 3 servings of vitamin C each day. Continue reading

Foods rich in vitamin C for a healthy pregnancy

List of Vitamin C Sources

Download sources of Vitamin C to help your absorption of iron. Continue reading

Perfume without parabens

How to find perfume for a pregnant woman

Research suggests that women should avoid perfume during pregnancy. Continue reading