Caffeine And Pregnancy

Caffeine And Pregnancy

Caffeine is not only found in coffee but also in other beverages such as tea (green tea included), cocoa, soft drinks, root beers and energy drinks. There are also some over-the-counter medications for example headache, cold/flu and allergy medications that contain caffeine, so make sure you check with your doctor before taking any kind of […]

Is Tomato Sauce Safe To Eat When Pregnant?

Is Tomato Sauce Safe To Eat When Pregnant?

Pregnant women often ask me if it is safe to eat tomato sauce. You’ll be happy to know that you can have it in moderation and have nothing to worry about. In previous years the concern with tomato sauce was mainly about Monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is a food enhancer. It is used in the […]

Eating Right- Trimester 3

Eating Right- Trimester 3

The final stretch of your pregnancy is here! The third trimester is from 28 weeks onwards and it is important to remember that you are the only source of nutrients that your baby has so you should aim to have as healthy a diet as possible. Eating well is vital but also remember to keep […]

Eating Right- Trimester 2

Eating Right- Trimester 2

The second trimester is the period spanning about 13-26 weeks. During this stage, your baby  grows to the size of around 35cm! It is therefore important to ensure that your baby receives an adequate amount of nutrients to help in his/her growth and development. Protein During the second trimester, pregnant women require about 70-100g/day of […]

Vegan and Pregnant

Vegan and Pregnant

Vegan and Pregnant. What to eat? What to eat?? So you don’t eat meat and eggs and you don’t drink cows milk. Don’t despair! You can still meet your daily nutritional requirements from the plant sources you consumed before you got pregnant. As a pregnant vegan, you will just need to adjust your food portions […]

Eating Right- Trimester 1

Eating Right- Trimester 1

Congratulations! You’re pregnant Your body is working double time now not only keeping you healthy but also in the process of forming your newest addition to the family. It is therefore very important that you eat healthy to ensure that both you and baby receive the essential nutrients required for growth and development. When you […]

My Mom – My Superhero

My Mom – My Superhero

My Mom – My Superhero Being raised by a single mom has its difficulties but it brings a mother and her children closer together creating a bond like none other. There are a lot of awesome moments attached and that is the focus of my story today. There were many times I felt a void […]

Eat Right & Enhance Your Fertility

Eat Right & Enhance Your Fertility

There is the old proverb A stitch in time saves nine And this is particularly true when referring to ones’ health, in relation to the food that we consume. Whether you are trying to get pregnant now, or hoping to do so at some point in your life, what you eat everyday, plays a pivotal […]