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B12 reduces Infant Crying

B12 reduces Infant Crying

Interesting new research shows that when women increase their intake of B12 in the first 3 months of pregnancy, their babies are likely to be calmer and to cry less. Researchers suggest that this is due to the major role that the vitamin plays in the development of the brain and nervous system of the fetus. In the study of over 3000 pregnant women, those who had higher B12 levels

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Nutrition in Pregnancy – So why all the fuss about folate?

Nutrition in Pregnancy – So why all the fuss about folate?

Most of you will be aware (and have surely been told by your doctor) that you need extra folate in Pregnancy. But why? What does it do? Has anyone ever explained? Folate is one of the B-complex group of vitamins. It is known as folate in its naturally occurring form in food, or folic acid when in synthetic supplemental form. In the body it is essential for the building and

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Zinc and Pregnancy

Zinc and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing time of growth and change. In this process, Zinc is an essential nutrient to support both mum and the growing bub. It is integral for proper growth of the foetus, and to promote the immunity. Zinc also helps to form the organs, skeleton, nerves and circulatory system of the growing baby. A mother’s blood contains around 30% less Zinc during pregnancy, due to the increased demands

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Tired all the time? Is it Hypothyroidism?

Tired all the time? Is it Hypothyroidism?

Author: Tessa Finney-Brown. The thyroid gland is a small glandular organ that sits at the front of the throat. It produces the hormones T3 and T4. These govern the body’s metabolic processes, including growth and energy usage. A poorly functioning thyroid may fail to produce enough T3 and T4, which can lead to a number of symptoms. These symptoms are quite vague, and so are often missed or misdiagnosed. A

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Can what you eat now affect your baby in 30 years time?

Can what you eat now affect your baby in 30 years time?

Author: Tessa Finney-Brown. Most pregnant women are aware that what they eat during their pregnancy can have a large impact upon the health of their future children. We now know, for example, that good levels of folate help to prevent birth defects like spina bifida, and that omega 3’s are good for a child’s developing brain. But new research is starting to show that a mother’s diet can also affect

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