Getting into a Confident Mindset for Breastfeeding

Getting into a Confident Mindset for Breastfeeding

Very often, the furthest we get in terms of ‘preparing’ for breastfeeding during pregnancy is attending an antenatal breastfeeding class and buying a bra or two. If you want to dig a little deeper, there are also many more simple ways that you can build up the breastfeeding scaffolding. Sso…

Nutrients in Focus: Zinc

Zinc

I often get questions about specific nutrients and where we can get them from in food for ourselves and for our little ones. So I wanted to put together a short blog to help break it down. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at zinc. What it is,…

Pregnancy and Maternal Oral Health

Pregnancy and Maternal Oral Health

Have you ever wondered exactly why you get free dental treatment during pregnancy? Well the fascinating process of growing a mini human can actually cause issues in your mouth! There are a range of oral conditions that may affect mums-to-be. Pregnancy and Maternal Oral Health is a part of your…

My Pregnancy – Baby Number Two!

This blog is a bit of a different take to my usual posts. It’s much more of a personal journey, but I thought I would share it anyway. In case it resonates with anyone going through something similar for their second pregnancy. Please know that this isn’t meant to offend…

Having a Positive Birth Experience amidst the Coronavirus Situation

Having a Positive Birth Experience amidst the Coronavirus Situation

Written by Dr Brooke Vandermolen @theobgynmum,www.thebirthcollective.org Based on the evidence we have so far, pregnant women are still no more likely to contract coronavirus than the general population. What we do know is that pregnancy in a small proportion of women can alter how your body handles severe viral infections. …

What To Eat Whilst Breastfeeding

Responsive Feeding For Babies

The benefits of breastfeeding for mum and baby are well documented. But the purpose of this post is not to focus on those or to promote any particular type of feeding. Simply to give some practical advice on what a healthy diet during breastfeeding might look like. We know there…

What are the Recommendations for Supplements during Pregnancy?

What are the Recommendations for Supplements during Pregnancy?

For this blog, I want to talk all about a topic that can be quite confusing – what are the recommendations for supplements during pregnancy. Most of the time, the overall guidelines for a healthy and balanced diet are that we should aim to get the majority of our nutrition…

How To Eat Well During Pregnancy – Pregnancy Food Checklist

How To Eat Well During Pregnancy

Eating well during pregnancy Pregnancy is probably one of the most important times in your live to try to eat well. Your body is producing a whole other person and you’re growing and changing at a very rapid rate. This means that getting a ‘balanced diet’ is very important during…

What Foods are Best to Help with Fertility?

Fertility Foods

If you’re trying for a baby, typing the words ‘fertility foods’ into a search engine can immediately pull up a mammoth list of lotions, potions. As well as foods that are all supposed to help support conception. However, the truth is that most of these ‘quick fixes’ are not going…

Having a Second Baby

As many of you will now know, I’m expecting baby number two in July. Exciting times!! I’ll be updating lots of my blogs on Pregnancy Nutrition very soon, and writing lots more content about this area too. Today I wanted to work with a specialist all about tips for getting…