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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Sunday 12th March 2017

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting a dangerous swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta - the main blood vessel that runs from the heart, down through the abdomen to…

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Stroke & Carotid Artery Disease

Sunday 12th March 2017

Carotid artery disease is a common cause of stroke. What is carotid artery disease? The carotid arteries supply oxygenated blood to the large front part of the brain. This part of the brain…

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Weight Gain In Pregnancy

Thursday 9th March 2017

Weight gain is a normal and natural part of a healthy pregnancy. Learn how much weight you should gain depending on your BMI, how to gain weight safely, and why dieting is not recommended. Weight gain: a natural part of pregnancy Weight gain in pregnancy is healthy,…

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Vitamins & Supplements For Conception

Sunday 26th February 2017

Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet before conception and during pregnancy will help to supply adequate nutrition to your growing baby. Taking supplements that contain key…

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What To Eat To Conceive

Saturday 25th February 2017

From eating a nutrient-rich diet to taking key nutrients in the form of supplements, what you eat can play an important role in increasing your potential to conceive. Discover the benefits of…

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Foods To Avoid When Trying To Conceive

Friday 24th February 2017

Nutrition and lifestyle choices can influence your chances of conceiving and your baby's development once you do become pregnant. In fact, nutrition at this critical stage can also have an impact on your developing baby and their long-term health. For these reasons, you and your partner may…

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Learning Language In The Womb

Tuesday 21st February 2017

When babies begin to hear the world around them, the most important sound they'll discover is their mother's voice. This familiar noise…

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40 Weeks Pregnant

Thursday 16th February 2017

By the time you're 40 weeks pregnant, your baby is fully developed and ready for birth. Their nutrition will then be reliant on…

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Early Signs of Pregnancy

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Understanding the early signs of pregnancy Maybe your period's late or your boobs are sore - whatever the signs, you really think you might be…

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7 Weeks Pregnant

Tuesday 14th February 2017

During week 7, your baby's arm buds are emerging and flat, paddle-like hands are forming. Iodine supports your baby's growth at this time. Discover which foods contain this mineral, and why you may…

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Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Monday 13th February 2017

Folic acid supports your baby's earliest development, making it a key nutrient for your first trimester of pregnancy. Learn what it does, how much…

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Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy

Sunday 5th February 2017

If your pregnancy is straightforward and your doctor or midwife has given you the go-ahead, you can carry on exercising and even start a new routine. Studies now show that it is, in fact, highly…

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Pelvic Floor Exercises in Pregnancy

Sunday 5th February 2017

Your pelvic floor has an important role to play during pregnancy, birth and post-birth. A strong pelvic floor can support your…

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Pregnancy Exercises: Benefits, Facts & Stats

Saturday 4th February 2017

The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are well documented. Numerous studies demonstrate a positive effect on both an expectant mum's health and her baby's health - to the extent…

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Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Saturday 4th February 2017

Research shows that exercise in pregnancy can be incredibly beneficial to both you and your baby - yet information on…

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26 Weeks Pregnant

Saturday 4th February 2017

In your 26th week of pregnancy, your baby is entering a stage of significant physical growth and brain development. Your balanced diet should include good sources of the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCP) DHA to support this rapid brain development. Entering your third trimester in week 26 As you…

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13 Weeks Pregnant

Saturday 4th February 2017

By the time you're 13 weeks pregnant, your baby is growing rapidly and is quite active, although their movement is still undetectable to you. Their reproductive organs are developed now and their liver and pancreas are beginning to function.…

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8 Weeks Pregnant?

Friday 3rd February 2017

During week 8, your baby's facial features are becoming more defined. Less excitingly, morning sickness may be reaching its peak around now. We hope the following suggestions provide at…

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