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Third Trimester: Sure to get the best advice

During the third trimester pregnancy hormones kicked in and all became very emotional about everything. They were generally overwhelmed and felt they are not ready. The fears are back. What if the baby comes early? Will I be able to breastfeed? Have I maintained the right nutrition throughout my pregnancy? On the up side, excitement […]

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Second Trimester: Sure to lift your energy!

As all the moms were still working they had something other than the pregnancy to focus on, a welcome distraction for some. Energy levels, except for the mom of twins, were higher.  Pregnant mom Sue* quickly realised when travelling internationally that if she mentioned her pregnancy she was given two empty seats next to her […]

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First Trimester: Happy much, worry much…

The news! Confirmation of a longed-for pregnancy released an overwhelming flood of excitement, elation and ongoing happiness. But… after the first few days, doubts and unfounded fears sneaked in. Are we ready to have a baby? Is my body ready for a baby? Will the baby be alright? When to share the news with family […]

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Do I really need a Pregnancy Shake?

With all the talk about vitamins and supplementation during pregnancy – it is no wonder many new mothers are left confused deciding between brands, supplement formats or whether or not her chosen supplements are indeed good for her and her baby. One of the most essential things to keep in mind when faced with these […]

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Nausea and cravings during pregnancy

Nausea or early morning vomiting is often the first hint that a first time mom-to-be gets that she is pregnant. She may find it very uncomfortable or worry that her baby is at risk, but her doctor will reassure her that this is normal in early pregnancy and is caused by hormonal changes which usually […]

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Breastfeeding with confidence

The birth of a first baby is exciting but rather daunting for most first time moms-to-be. Many of us build confidence from antenatal and new baby preparation classes, reading about what to expect and asking advice from experienced moms, often our own. Others take comfort from the fact that baby is going to be born […]

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Pregnancy nutrition for mom and baby

The old wives’ tale that a pregnant woman could expect to lose a tooth for every baby is fortunately not true. If a woman doesn’t get enough calcium during her pregnancy her bones, not her teeth, will provide what her growing baby needs. However it is true that an expectant woman’s body will divert necessary […]

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Sharing meals with unborn baby

Sting captured it well in the opening lines of his song: “Every breath you take, every move you make … every step you take, I’ll be watching you. Every single day, and every word you say…” Baby inboard is indeed watching you! You, are her or his everything, the precious mother ship. By the time […]

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