A balanced diet for pregnancy

Expecting a bundle of joy? Nutritionist Kerry Torrens explains how to eat healthily for you and your baby every step of the way.

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What can’t I eat when pregnant

Can you eat smoked salmon when you’re pregnant? And what about your daily coffee or that chunk of stilton on your cheeseboard? Dietitian Dr Frankie Phillips has the answers...


What to eat for a vegetarian pregnancy

Being vegetarian and pregnant can definitely be a healthy choice, but you need to ensure your diet is balanced and provides all the nutrients you and your baby need. Our dietitian Emer Delaney explains how...

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Spotlight on... high iron

Are you getting enough iron? Jo Lewin explains when you should eat a high-iron diet and which foods may help ensure you get your daily dose.

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What your food cravings really mean

Experiencing some unusual cravings? Is it just about mood or could you be lacking something essential? From pregnancy to feeling picky, Kerry Torrens explains what your body might be trying to tell you...

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Pregnancy, food and body image

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What is folic acid?

Find out which foods provide this B vitamin, how much we need, its role in pregnancy and how it differs from folate.

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