Reflections on life with Hyperemesis Gravidarium - extreme morning sickness in pregnancy
I recently had the opportunity to speak to midwives at the Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival about nutrition in pregnancy. If you are a health professional who works with pregnant women, or those trying to become pregnant, here is a little CPD. If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, you may find the information… Continue reading Healthy Eating in Pregnancy
Congratulations you are pregnant! Exciting times ahead and what a responsibility; you are the sole provider of nutrition for your unborn baby. And as if that wasn't enough, you also have to deal with nausea, tiredness, aches... Who would be pregnant!? As someone who couldn't open my mouth without being sick for a period of… Continue reading Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous
I had my second baby 7 weeks ago and have been thinking a lot recently about post pregnancy weight loss. Last time I put on a lot of weight other than the baby weighing in at 73kg at the 6 week check (having been about 55kg before I got pregnant). It took me quite a… Continue reading Post pregnancy weight loss
I was recently informed by my midwife that I had slightly low iron levels. They were not low enough warrant my taking supplements but I was advised to eat more green vegetables. I was horrified, although not totally surprised by this advice. I would have to eat a lot of green veg to improve my… Continue reading What are we telling people!?