Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There’s a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid. It’s normal for this to lead to an increased level...

Alcohol advice for pregnant women – a lost opportunity to communicate new guidelines

Pregnant women in the UK are now officially advised to consume no alcohol at all. These guidelines, from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), were issued in January 2016, and replaced a previous recommendation that women should limit...

Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. Alcohol is also known to increase the risk of miscarriages, stillbirth and other placental complications. But what if a...

Are all sweeteners safe during pregnancy?

It’s well known that excess sugar is bad for your health, and contrary to popular belief most sweeteners have been deemed safe for pregnancy by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US, yet...

Let Justine care for you while you care for baby

You’re probably experiencing a few changes to your skin as your bundle of joy grows inside of you. Stretch marks, scars, pigmentation and sensitivity to the sun are just some of them. Justine has improved its...

Preparation is everything

Whether you’re still in the planning stages or already pregnant, IRENE BOURQUIN’s advice is: Start where you are! Here are her tips for giving your baby the best possible beginning Before you embark on the exciting...

Time to call in the good guys

When your digestive system’s a war zone, probiotics can help fight the bad bacteria in your gut Did you know that as many as 60% of diseases begin in the gastrointestinal tract?  Imbalances can lead to...

Staying Fit While Pregnant

Pregnancy brings so many changes to your body—some good and some not-so-good—that you may be tempted to just put your feet up and move as little as possible. Resist that temptation! Getting up and moving while...

Good Health

The Rooibos plant Rooibos Tea is produced from the plant Aspalathus linearis which is a leguminous shrub that is unique to the Cederberg Mountains around the town of Clanwilliam and indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa. It forms part...

We Grow

Apart from your child perhaps having special needs, you may not have a support system or the finances to provide for him or her as you would like. There are times when you’re going to have to make sacrifices. There’ll...

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