When considering getting pregnant, you may wonder why there is such a fuss about folic acid? Folate and its synthetic cousin, folic acid (vitamin B-9), are essential in red blood cell formation and healthy cell growth and function.
It’s that time of year again. Decorations, celebrations, and food – so much food! Everywhere you go there are holiday treats to tempt you. This season since you are “eating for two” it feels easy to justify a little taste here and an extra helping there.
Exercising during pregnancy offers many benefits. Besides improving physical health, it helps you cope with mental stresses associated with pregnancy, and may also give your baby a healthy start in life. Here are some at home pregnancy exercises that you can safely perform as you shelter in place to help control the spread of COVID-19.
It is February, the “month of heart health”. Let us talk about the health of that indispensable yet not immortal ticker in your body – the heart. Your heart just ticks round the clock 365 days a year without pause. Don’t you think it needs special care and attention, especially if you are a mom-to-be?
Fasting is the willing abstention from all or some foods / drinks, partially or totally, for a set period. It is a part of many cultures and religions. Though fasting is a practice that dates back centuries, it has seen a surge in its popularity very recently in many forms (for example - intermittent fasting.)
Most doctors recommend women who wish to start a family begin taking prenatal vitamins even before they become pregnant. This is because the egg or ovum starts maturing 3 months before it is released, and you should ensure all the vital nutrients for the growth and development of your baby are available from a very early stage.
Your body and mind undergo dramatic changes during pregnancy. Some of these changes are caused by the growth of your baby while others are caused by hormonal changes within your body and the emotional ups & downs that you will undoubtedly experience as you prepare to welcome new life into the world.