Nobody knows how much alcohol you can drink before it harms your baby. So for that reason, abstaining from alcohol altogether during pregnancy is a good idea.
Because of its nutritional value, fish is great to eat when you're pregnant. It contains important fatty acids which are crucial to the development of your baby's brain. So eat away - with a few provisos!
Sure you're eating for two, and one of you is developing. Unfortunately that doesn't mean you should actually eat for two; wouldn't that be great? Here is what you need to know about eating during pregnancy.
Perhaps you've got the pregnancy test in your hand and you've just found out that you're pregnant! Congratulations! This is the beginning of a long, exciting, fantastic, fun, sometimes tough and tiresome journey. Welcome aboard!
What you eat when you're pregnant is extremely important, but it's even more important if you're vegetarian. Vegetarian mums-to-be need to be especially vigilant about getting enough protein and iron.
For many women, one of the first signs of pregnancy is a feeling of sickness in the pit of their stomach. No, it's not dread or fear (usually!); it's morning sickness! Not pleasant, but here are some things that might help.
A miscarriage is the loss of a life and the loss of a dream. And along with that sense of loss comes worry that you may never have another child.
If you're pregnant, you need to make doubly sure the food you eat is safe, because food poisoning can sometimes harm your baby.
Even if you eat a healthy, varied diet during pregnancy, it can be hard to get enough folic acid and calcium, in particular. Multivitamin tablets can be a good solution.
Most bacteria and viruses will not harm your baby. But unfortunately there are some exceptions.
Many medications can affect your baby so always consult with your doctor before starting or continuing any medication during pregnancy.
Your LMC will be a really important person in your life over the next few months. He/She is the one responsible for monitoring your health, answering all your questions and being your sounding board.