Research shows that the nutrition that a baby gets throughout their first thousand days of life – starting from a month before a woman even falls pregnant through until his or her second birthday – sets up their health for life.
Happily, most pregnancies will result in normal babies. However genetic problems can and do occur for no reason other than bad luck. For many years tests have been available to check early pregnancy for common genetic problems. This is often referred to as “Down syndrome screening”, although it can check for a number of genetic problems, and is widely available to all pregnant women. Non-invasive prenatal testing, or NIPT, is the newest and most accurate technique for genetic screening in pregnancy.
With the increasing interest in healthy living and a sustainable environment, the popularity of natural and organic skin care has flourished. Yet terms such as ‘organic’ and ‘all natural’ are not always what they seem, and many of us are still bewildered about what makes a product truly organic.
When we think of our growing bump and how we will feed them when they enter the world, expressing is not normally something too many mums think about. However, there are various reasons why a new mother expresses milk for her baby, and different types of pumps suit different situations.