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Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce risk of premature birth

A new review has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.

20 November, 2018

Supplements in pregnancy could cut kids’ allergy risk

Women who take fish oil supplements and probiotics in later pregnancy – and during breastfeeding – may reduce their child’s risk of food allergy and eczema, according to new research.

28 March, 2018

Early exposure to thyroid-disrupting chemicals harms babies’ brains

Toxic chemicals in every day items such as food, cosmetics and plastics can disrupt the maternal thyroid hormones in pregnant women, essential for normal brain development of children.

26 March, 2018

Iron deficiency link to depression in pregnancy

Pregnant women who are iron deficient may be more likely to have higher levels of depression in mid- to late-pregnancy, according to Canadian researchers

29 January, 2018

Saffron gives a lift to mums with the baby blues

A daily small dose of the precious spice saffron could help lift depression symptoms among new mothers with mild post-partum depression, according to new research.

5 January, 2018

Rosehip supplement fights off post-partum UTIs

Researchers in Iran have discovered that a supplement of rosehip powder is an effective way to reduce the rate of urinary tract infections after caesarean surgery.

30 October, 2017

Omega-3 supplement could prevent pre-term births

Thousands of early preterm births – those at or before 34 weeks – could be prevented if pregnant women supplemented daily with omega-3 DHA, say researchers.

26 October, 2016

Women in labour need to eat!

Women in labour are using the same energy it takes to run a marathon, but are routinely, and as it turns out wrongly, denied food.

30 October, 2015
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Start improving health before birth to beat child obesity

Scientists urge mums to address five key modifiable factors that could influence their child’s risk of being overweight late in life.

19 February, 2015
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Calcium/vitamin D combo improves gestational diabetes

Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation could improve the metabolic profile of women suffering from gestational diabetes – and benefit their babies too

26 June, 2014