Can You Lower Your Risk Of Pre-Eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia (also written as preeclampsia) is a condition affecting some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (after 20 weeks). In the UK up to 6% of pregnancies are affected with mild pre-eclampsia, with 1-2% of cases severe. Figures indicate that 5-8% of pregnancies in the US are affected by pre-eclampsia. What are the symptoms of pre-eclampsia? The signs of mild pre-eclampsia are high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in […]

Taking Supplements During Pregnancy

Good nutrition is vital to promote both a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is important to be vigilant about getting enough nutrients to nourish your body and support your baby’s development as best you can. Remember that your nutritional requirements are different during pregnancy as your body is working extra hard; if your body is deficient in a vitamin or mineral, this can have consequences for the health of your baby. You can get most […]

Tips for Iron Safety

Iron is one of the most important minerals the body needs to function optimally. Among it’s many uses within the body, iron helps bring oxygen to the body’s various organ systems and tissues, making it a vital nutrient for proper circulation. Having too little iron can lead to anemia as well as symptoms like dry, brittle hair, fatigue and/or weakness, headaches and cold feet and hands. But how much iron we need throughout our lives […]