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  • Peanuts and Pregnancy Peanuts and Pregnancy

    Peanuts and Pregnancy

Peanuts and Pregnancy

Can eating peanuts during pregnancy cause peanut allergy in children?

Peanut allergy is one of the most common allergies in the UK. In England in 2005, it was estimated that around 1 in 2,000 people had a diagnosed peanut allergy. Peanut allergy is known as an IgE-mediated allergy. This means that prior exposure and sensitisation peanuts is required before an allergic reaction is seen. The first time an individual is exposed to peanut, their immune system makes antibodies specific to peanut. This means that if they are exposed to peanut a second time and immune response will occur, […]

By |August 11th, 2018|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Peanuts and Pregnancy
  • Healthy Eating for Gestational Diabetes Healthy Eating for Gestational Diabetes

    Healthy Eating for Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Eating for Gestational Diabetes

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is much like Type 2 Diabetes and is a disease of insulin resistance. This means that insulin, the hormone that controls glucose in the blood, doesn’t function as it should leading to too much glucose in the bloodstream.

 During pregnancyour body requires more insulin however some women may not be able to produce enough to cope with increased demand or may have become insulin resilient.  This can lead to gestational diabetes.

This can cause several increased risks such as; premature birth, respiratory problems, and low blood sugar for the infant after birth.

Gestational Diabetes  is diagnosedby […]

By |June 19th, 2018|nutrition recommendations, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Healthy Eating for Gestational Diabetes
  • Vegetarianism and Pregnancy Vegetarianism and Pregnancy

    Vegetarianism and Pregnancy

Vegetarianism and Pregnancy


Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important throughout life but is particularly important during pregnancy. This will benefit not just the health, growth and development of your baby, but also your own health too.

One of the most important diet-related recommendations during pregnancy is to eat a wide variety of foods each day to ensure that you and your baby are getting all of the nutrients you need. In the UK it is also recommended that vitamin D and folic acid supplements are taken. Further information about supplements during pregnancy can be found […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Infant feeding, nutrition recommendations, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Vegetarianism and Pregnancy