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Health & wellbeing during pregnancy

Exercise is important but so is a well-balanced diet, especially if you are pregnant. Taking multivitamins and supplements is no excuse to avoid consuming vitamins the natural way. It is important to include a good portion of carbohydrates, protein and also some fats in your daily nutrition, alongside fruit and vegetables; especially greens. These are […]

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Health & wellbeing during pregnancy

There is no need to say that pregnancy brings major changes to your body; but what about your life style? That’s right; in everything you do, you are bound to think about your life habits and how it affects the human life growing inside you; be it what you eat, drink or do on a […]

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Your baby development explained

By the end of the first trimester, i.e. by approximately 13 weeks, the embryo would be connected to a fully-functioning placenta by an umbilical cord. The placenta is responsible for providing nutrients to your baby as well as removing the waste. Do you ever wonder how your baby breathes while it is surrounded by fluid? […]

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Your baby development explained

After some time absorbing the news and acclimatising to the reality that you are pregnant, you may start to wonder about the human life growing inside you; how is it going to look like? Do we call it ‘it’? This leads to the next question… is it a boy or a girl? Whilst all of […]

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What to expect when you’re expecting!

Secondary to the hormonal change, is the feeling of constipation. Again, this does not affect everyone, however, those who have been suffering from constipation before getting pregnant are at a higher risk. Bowel movement is reduced during this period, not to mention your large intestine is pushed further up due to your expanding uterus. It […]

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What to expect when you’re expecting!

Do you think you could be pregnant? Are you pregnant? Have you experienced any symptoms at any point during your pregnancy? Some discomforts are expected during this period as they come with the package pregnancy brings with it. But do not worry! Some might experience very few of these or none at all; so you […]

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Exercise during pregnancy

Pregnancy is generally a sign of good health and not an illness. The majority of pregnancies will be uncomplicated and women continue to live their normal daily lives while pregnant, this should also include getting exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise during pregnancy has advantages for the mother and unborn child. Expectant mothers […]

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Feeding young children: what are the choices?

Part 2 Drinks It is imperative to ensure that a young child is well hydrated with at least 800ml of fluid daily. Water should be the main drink and milk is the next preference. If fruit juices or sweetened drinks/milk Sare given these should only be offered at the main mealtimes. This reduces the chances […]

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Feeding young children: what are the choices?

Young children between the ages of 12 months and 3-4 years are growing and developing quickly. It is a very crucial time to make sure that children at this age are eating well and that they are getting all the energy and nutrients that they need. This phase of the young child’s life is also […]

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The Complete Guide to Starting Solids

Most doctors recommend starting solids at around 4 to 6 months. Before then the baby would have received all the nutrients required from breastfeeding or formula. You should never give solids to a baby younger than four months because their digestive system is not ready for solids yet. The signs that your baby is ready […]

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