August 1, 2012

The previous two article written on this topic are Speed Bumbs on the Road from Bump to Baby and Optimising Your Lifestyle Before Conception


The last article discussed the lifestyle changes that are most important while you are trying to co...

July 1, 2012

As Jennie discussed last month in her article Speed Bumbs on the Road from Bump to Baby, research is now showing that your child’s future health, including their risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, may be influenced by your...

June 1, 2012

 When it comes to diet and pregnancy, the focus is usually on vitamins (think folic acid), minerals (think iron) and foods to avoid (think soft cheese). But a growing body of research on the cutting edge of science and medicine is telling u...

December 31, 2010

We all need iron for brain function, energy and growth (in children) and to fight infections.  Iron carries oxygen in the blood to cells around the body including the brain.  Our immune system also depends on iron to work properly.



October 29, 2010

Congenital hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency is the most common preventable cause of mental retardation in the world. Iodine is not produced by our bodies so it must become an essential part of our diet. Iodine deficiency can lead to...

January 1, 2010



Slip on a t-shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat! We’re all urged to keep those sunlight rays away from our skin, but in our eagerness to prevent every possibility of skin cancer are we exposing our children to the other very h...

April 29, 2008

Every child is different when it comes to introducing a new baby, some children find the adjustment very difficult and may regress, others adapt quickly.  Often the older the child the easier the transition.  If your child is under two they...

April 29, 2008

Women commonly suffer depression during the childbearing years - it’s well known that depression occurs postnatally in many women. But depression can also occur at any time before or during pregnancy. As depression is potentially life threa...

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