Can you recommend what supplements to take during pregnancy? I am 40 years old and this is my third pregnancy. Thank you for a fantastic magazine – it contains such a wealth of info! Kind regards, Anna.
Not so long ago a myth existed that exercise before and during pregnancy made childbirth more difficult. Thankfully nowadays most medical practitioners recommend exercise as part of a plan for fostering a healthy pregnancy and a healthy mom. In this article we will look at the three phases of pregnancy, i.e. before, during and after, and shed some light on what you should be doing as a pregnant exerciser.
Since my field of special interest is aromatic medicine, and I’ve assisted many patients in using essential oils appropriately during their pregnancy, I have a particular love for the use of natural aromatics in maternity care – before, during and after birth – preferably in the form of organic essential oils. An aromatherapeutic pregnancy and birth is an adventure of great delight in which as many women as possible should luxuriate.
Optimal nutrition during pregnancy is the best way of promoting your baby’s growth and development. While the basic principles of healthy eating are the much the same as when you are not pregnant, a few nutrients deserve special attention. Adele Pelteret takes a look at the ones at the top of the list.