Folate In Pregnancy

Folate is a vitamin that our bodies need to make DNA, form red blood cells and grow & repair cells and tissue. It’s important that women get enough folate during pregnancy as in a developing baby, folate is needed for growth and the formation of the ‘neural tube’ – a layer of cells that goes […]

Iron In Pregnancy

Your body makes more blood when you are pregnant because you and your baby are growing. It needs iron to make healthy blood. A blood test that looks at haemoglobin (Hb) levels is done during your pregnancy to tell if there is enough iron in your blood. Your doctor may also check your ferritin level. […]

Healthy Eating Ideas While You’re Pregnant

Now that you’re a mum-to-be, it’s important to eat well. This will ensure you get all the nutrients you and your developing baby need. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend you enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods every day from these food groups: • Vegetables of different types and colours and legumes (such as chick […]

Coffee & Pregnancy

There’s a lot of talk about whether you need to give up your daily cup of coffee when pregnant. You may be happy to hear that you don’t have to give up caffeine – BUT – you may want to cut down.If you have too much caffeine, there is a chance your baby could have […]