How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

Welcome back to week 3. The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day. Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. HavingContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)

I have had 3 children and after each of my pregnancies I have managed to lose the pregnancy weight. How? Dieting of course. NO NO and NO. No dieting. And it wasn’t because it was ‘all baby’ either. At my 6 week check after my first baby I was 70kg (I’m normally about 55-57kg) –Continue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)”

Make the sickness go away…HG in lockdown

This post is the second part of a post I wrote earlier this year about HG (hyperemesis gravidarium) – extreme pregnancy sickness. 7 weeks into lockdown for the UK is over 4 months in for me. I spent the first part of this year in bed, largely unable to speak or do anything because ofContinue reading “Make the sickness go away…HG in lockdown”

Healthy Eating 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 informationContinue reading “Healthy Eating in Pregnancy”

Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous

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 ofContinue reading “Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous”

Post pregnancy weight loss

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 aContinue reading “Post pregnancy weight loss”

What are we telling people!?

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 myContinue reading “What are we telling people!?”