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Mother and baby health


What will I find here?

This section considers:

  • the importance of diet before becoming pregnant
  • the nutritional requirements of the mother and foetus and meeting these through sensible eating
  • the relative merits of breast and bottle feeding
  • ideas for weaning
  • food safety issues specific to pregnant women and babies
  • common difficulties and complaints during pregnancy
  • useful advice on supplement intake during pregnancy and lactation
  • functions of vitamins, minerals and herbs, safe amounts and toxicity risks
  • pointing you in the right direction for finding the best products.
  • common psychological problems including post natal depression
  • self-diagnosis procedures to help you test your health
  • staying fit throughout the nine months of your pregnancy and beyond
  • tips to help you regain your shape and weight after the new arrival