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Are there any foods/drinks I should avoid before trying for a baby? Are there any foods/drinks I should avoid before trying for a baby?
Try to take care to ensure you do not exceed the recommended intake of alcohol 2-3 units per day.
I have been advised not to eat Tuna and other fish if I want to get pregnant. Why?I have been advised not to eat Tuna and other fish if I want to get pregnant. Why?
Certain fish and fish products contain high levels of mercury. Exposure to mercury could be dangerous to the developing foetus...
I have been told I may have Gestational Diabetes. What is this and do I need to eat differently? I have been told I may have Gestational Diabetes. What is this and do I need to eat differently?
Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes occurring and detected during pregnancy. It can occur at any stage during your pregnancy, but is more common in the later months.
I am in my first trimester and have little or no appetite. I am not eating much so what foods can I eat to give me enough energy? I am in my first trimester and have little or no appetite. I am not eating much so what foods can I eat to give me enough energy?
Foods high in calories are often high in fat so the food choices you make are very important.
I have been told I am anaemic and I need to increase the amount of iron I eat. Which foods have lots of iron in them?I have been told I am anaemic and I need to increase the amount of iron I eat. Which foods have lots of iron in them?
As a general rule, any red meat is a rich source of iron. There is also iron in pulses (such as lentils and beans), dried fruits, green leafy vegetables...
I'm pregnant using a donor - what happens if my child wants to trace her biological dad?I'm pregnant using a donor - what happens if my child wants to trace her biological dad?
From April 2005, any babies who were conceived using donor sperm have a right to find out their parent's identity.
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