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What to eat when you're pregnant

To give your baby the best and healthiest start in life, you need to take special care of your diet even before you get pregnant.

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Your pregnancy diet: nutrition vs cravings

If you're pregnant or planning to be, you need to give your baby the best and healthiest start in life that you possibly can. In order to do that, you must take special care of yourself and your diet even before you are pregnant. Forget everything …

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Should you really be eating for two?

Dr Nick Walker on pregnancy nutrition, and whether the theory of ‘eating for two’ actually stacks up!  In a perfectly logical, but unexpectedly roundabout, way, one of pregnancy’s oldest adages is actually correct: yes, you are ‘eating for two’. …

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Food safety during pregnancy

Your diet when you are pregnant is crucial to your baby's development. It is important to make sure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals to help your baby grow strong and healthy. As well, pregnancy can cause your immune system to …

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What do pregnant chefs eat for breakfast?

Chef and mum-to-be Sachie Nomura shares five of her favourite, food-related pregnancy things with us: What’s your typical ‘pregnancy’ breakfast? Breakfast is very important meal of the day for me regardless whether I am pregnant or not (which I am …

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Eating out when pregnant - the do's & don'ts

The safest food is usually food you've prepared yourself, but the chances are you can't avoid eating out for the entire duration of your pregnancy, so how do you choose safe foods? Here are some simple tips: * No sushi! Sushi is a big no-no, not …

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Safe eating for pregnancy

Dietary restrictions for pregnancy affect your whole day but lunch can be particularly challenging -especially with sushi, the deli counter, even leftovers, all off the menu. OHbaby! nutritionist Anna Hansen suggests ways to get safe and satisfying …

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How to handle those pregnancy cravings

Nutritionist Hannah Gentile interprets your pregnancy pinings and offers advice to help you handle your hankerings. Remember back when Phoebe from  Friends was pregnant? The devoted vegetarian suddenly got a strong desire to eat meat (and this …

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Pregnancy power foods

Hannah Gentile flips the focus from what we shouldn’t be eating, to what we should. Feel free to consume these ten fabulous foods at your leisure. There were three things I noticed when I was pregnant. Firstly, people love telling you their …

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Eat well: safe recipes for pregnancy

Safe summer salads for pregnancy Tomato, Rocket and Mushroom Omelette Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach and Mozzarella Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry Satay noodles with lime & spinach Oven-baked …

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Here's why folic acid is so vital in pregnancy

If you're pregnant or you’re trying to get pregnant, it's critical that you get enough folate. Naturally occurring folate is not as easily absorbed as the man-made version, folic acid, so it's best taken via folic acid supplements. “The best thing …

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Healthy eating for two

Food is a big deal when you’re pregnant. Suddenly there’s a raft of things you can’t eat and lists of foods you should be eating for the sake of your baby. OHbaby! nutritionist Anna Hansen offers eight tips for a nutritious pregnancy. 1. Keep it …

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Listeria - is it really that risky?

So, your LMC has advised you to avoid certain foods during pregnancy, to minimise the risk of contracting listeriosis (more on that later). However, your mother swears she ate whatever she wanted while she was pregnant, and YOU turned out okay. What …

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Your guide to safe eating during pregnancy

It can be difficult to remember which foods are safe to eat during pregnancy, and which foods are no-go zones, so we've prepared a simple guide for you to print and put on your fridge for quick, easy reference. Simply click on the image below to …

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The benefits of fish oil

Fish is essential for your baby's brain when you're pregnant or breastfeeding so, anyone for salmon soufflé? It's no accident that fish is called "brain food". Fish, seafood and fish oil supplements are the main sources of omega 3 which converts …

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