5 Quick Facts About Baby Brain Development in Pregnancy
Fetal brain development refers to the brain’s formation, growth, and maturation during pregnancy. The brain is the first organ to develop in a fetus and is critical for survival, behaviour, and learning. Here are some key points regarding fetal brain development: 1. Brain formation: Brain formation begins as early as the third week of pregnancy […]
6 Easy Ways to Optimise Healthy Fetal Brain Development
There are several ways to optimize healthy fetal brain development: 1. Maternal health Maintaining good physical and mental health is critical for a healthy pregnancy and fetal brain development. This includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, stress management, and avoiding harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs. 2. Pre-pregnancy planning Planning for pregnancy […]
Understanding Gestational Diabetes for a Healthy Baby & Mind
Discover everything you need to know about gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Learn about the role of the placenta, risk factors, and how to manage this condition for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Don’t forget about the effects on mental health and get the support you need.
4 Amazing Things That Happen To Your Body While You Sleep
Did you know that when you sleep, your body is working hard to repair and regenerate itself? It’s true! Here are some amazing things that happen to your body when you sleep: 1. Your brain cleans itself: During sleep, your brain goes into “maintenance mode” and starts to clear out toxins and waste products that […]
What Is Gestational Diabetes?
Has someone mentioned a glucose intolerance test to you? Don’t reach for the panic button. This is a standard test in pregnancy for this common pregnancy-related condition. But knowledge is a powerful tool to reduce worry, so here’s the skinny on gestational diabetes! Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. If […]
Fabulous Foods For Your Mothermind
When it comes to maternal mental health, what you eat can make a big difference. Many foods are packed with nutrients that can support your mental and emotional well-being, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting plenty of these “fabulous” foods in your diet. Here are a few examples: Eating a balanced diet that […]
7 tips For Sleeping Well in Pregnancy
Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep when you’re pregnant: 1. Make sure your bed and pillows are comfortable. A supportive mattress and pillows that keep your body in alignment can help you sleep more soundly. Consider using a pregnancy pillow to support your belly, back, and legs. 2. Create a relaxing […]
Are Raspberries Safe to Eat in Pregnancy?
Raspberries can cause some confusion in pregnancy because of the well known Rasberry Leaf tea which should only be used in the last two weeks before your due date. This article covers the many benefits of resh and frozen raspberries at any time during pregnancy. Raspberries are delicious and packed with many health-boosting benefits in […]
Inflammation Control Smoothie
Smoothie Recipe makes 1 serving (about 12ounces) Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 cup blackberries or raspberries (or raspberry nutritional powder) nb: Raspberries are a safe fruit to eat (when fully washed, or frozen or cooked) in every trimester and in early pregnancy. 1/2 cup of citrus fruit (e.g., tangerine, orange, mandarin, papaya, mango, guava, apricot, nectarine, etc.) 1 large collard green […]
What to pack in your hospital baby bag?
Getting ready for birth and what you need to pack