What are the Dos and Don’ts in terms of nutrition during pregnancy? What should you eat and what should you avoid eating? Do you need supplements? These are some of the questions that are playing around in a pregnant woman’s mind and we want to help you find out the answers to them. In this section, you can find articles that talk about nutrition – written specially for pregnant women. You will get to know about what’s important and what’s not, what to eat and what to avoid, and much more!
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Physician Xiong Ying shares the traditional wisdom to help breastfeeding mums boost their milk supply.
Eating healthy during pregnancy doesn't have to be tough. Try these delicious superfoods, packed with the key nutrients that all pregnant women need.
Morning sickness affects the majority of women during the early stages of pregnancy. These six remedies can help you get through those difficult first weeks of your 1st trimester.
Many pregnant women wonder if it's safe to supplement with fish oil while pregnant because of mercury levels found in fresh fish, which are dangerous for an unborn baby. Researchers have now proved that fish oil during pregnancy can be very beneficial.
Can eating oatmeal help to boost your milk supply and help increase production? While there is no scientific fact to support the case, many mums and lactation consultants swear by it.
As you start to introduce solid foods to your baby, you need to be extra careful that the food s safe for them to eat. Babies under 12 months old are particularly at risk of having a reaction to certain foods. Here a list of foods to avoid.
Prenatal vitamins are necessary for pregnant women to provide their growing babies proper nutrition. Read more about wy you should be taking prenatal vitamins
You should be very wary of what you eat when you are pregnant. Find out what is on don't eat list in our 8 unsafe foods to eat when pregnant gallery.
Is it important to supplement your nutrition during pregnancy? We asked the professionals at Raffles Hospital to tell us which pregnancy supplements we should take.
Iron deficiency anemia is a condition which affects pregnant women. Find out how you can avoid it and what you can do to help overcome it. Learn which foods are a good source of iron.
Heartburn is no fun when you're pregnant but it can be prevented by eating the right foods. There is no need to take any medication, just make subtle changes to your diet. Here are ten foods to soothe that annoying heartburn!
There are hidden toxins in our food which can be harmful to your unborn baby, but considered okay to eat when you are not pregnant. Find out more about which foods to avoid during pregnancy.
If you have been feeling down in the dumps or lethargic lately, it could be more than just hormones playing a part. Your diet affects your mood just as much. Here's some great ideas for a much needed detox!
There are many pregnancy do's and don'ts and restrictions on food and drink are probably the toughest to take on board. Read up on potentially harmful drinks for pregnant women and what you should avoid.
Knowing what foods to avoid during pregnancy can be tough as it seems like the list changes every day! Here is how to get through the next next nine months, stress free!
The genes of children of women who suffered obesity during pregnancy have been found to be more predisposed to earlier deaths. There is also an increased risk that these children can develop pre-eclampsia and diabetes. Because of poor eating habits in the family, children are also more prone to be obese themselves later in life.
Ramadan starts today for the year 2013. For those who are pregnant, you may want to know if it is safe to consume sweet dates that are aplenty, especially during the break fast period. Even though pregnant women are generally exempt from fasting, they too enjoy dates as a sweet treat.
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Dr Jasmine Mohd, obstetrician and gynaecologist, allays your concerns about eating dates during Ramadan. She shares…
When it first appears, the sensation is just vague, unpleasant and difficult to describe. Unfortunately as your pregnancy progresses in the first trimester, so will this metal taste in mouth. To add insult to injury, this foul taste will assault your taste buds just in time to coincide with your cycle of morning sickness. For some women, this metallic taste makes them feel even queasier, and so a vicious cycle starts.
While you may feel disappointed in your own body, now is the time to be gentle with it. The right diet after miscarriage to speed up the recovery process, so be sure no nourish your body with plenty of healthy foods. This diet is not restrictive – just a few small lifestyle changes is all you need.
The single best thing you can do after suffering from a miscarriage is to take care of your body and to eat healthily to replenish nutrient and blood loss. It is extremely important that you eat healthily and you have to watch out for certain foods to avoid after miscarriage.
A combination of factors can contribute to your baby's gas problems. Babies do not have the same amounts of enzymes as adults, and their digestive systems are still developing. There are also other causes to your baby's gassiness.
The controversy about a industrial chemical found in plastics, Bisphenoal A, or BPA for short, rages on. Health authorities have warned against the potential toxic effects of BPA can have on pregnant women and their foetus.
Having morning sickness, heartburn or constipation? These are common symptoms that mothers face during pregnancy. The severity of these pregnancy symptoms can very from woman to woman, but sometimes they can feel like they won't going away no matter what you do. Ms. Sarah Sinaram, senior dietitian at Raffles Internal Medicine Centre, provides us with some tips on how to deal with these annoying pregnancy symptoms.
Morning sickness occurs in 50 to 90% of pregnancies and usually…
It’s right before bedtime when that big craving for chicken curry hits. Should you give in, or will you only regret it? Pregnancy cravings are natural and part of the pregnancy process. Normally, there’s nothing wrong with indulging a craving or two during a healthy pregnancy.
The problem, though, arises if you’re at risk of pregnancy-related problems like heartburn, indigestion, gestational diabetes or excessive weight gain. If that’s you, caution should be taken when it comes…
A galactagogue is an agent that stimulates the secretion of milk or increases the milk flow. Women commonly make use of galactagogues when they're breastfeeding, and they can be in the form of an herb, food, tea or drug.
Commonly used galactagogues are herbal plants. Fenugreek could be the most potent milk-stimulating herb known to nursing mothers. According to research, most women using this herb in a dosage of 1200 to 1800mg three times a day…
Living in Southeast Asia, you are probably well-aware of the notoriety of Tongkat. This Malaysian jungle herb is famous for being a natural sexual aphrodisiac — but did you know that it can also be a great aid in getting pregnant? Scientific studies on this hardy tropical flowering plant have produced increasing evidence that Tongkat Ali not only increases sexual interest, but also boosts sperm count and has the ability to fight cancer. We'll give…
After nine months of giving up many foods, drinks and activities, new mothers often want to get back into their normal swing of things. However, if you're breastfeeding, there might still be certain things you can't do. The question of whether it's okay to drink alcohol DOM while breastfeeding. Experts from Thomson Medical Centre answer.
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Q: Can I drink alcohol or DOM if I am breastfeeding?
You may do…