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Women are being urged to take a folic acid supplement if they are likely to become pregnant in a bid to help prevent certain birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
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A recent study by Irish doctors based in UCD and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has found an increasing number of babies born with neural tube defects (NTD) such as spina bifida, anencephaly, and encephalocoele. Although NTDs are very rare, folic acid intake reduces the risk by promoting the development of a healthy spinal cord. It is a worry that almost 15 per cent of new mums had never taken folic acid. The study also found that only 14 per cent of women had taken folic acid pre-conception and nearly a half of women had only started to take folic acid after conception. It seems timely to get the message back out there.
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Beyonce’s growing baby bump has the world eagerly anticipating the birth of her and Jay-Z’s first baby, but has the Destiny’s Child singer got you thinking of a child of your own? If so, here are some tips that could help you to be as baby-licious as Miss Knowles.
Nutrition during pregnancy is essential. The majority of organs and systems develop in the first few weeks of pregnancy, with the energy and nutrients for this derived from the mother’s circulation and the lining of her womb. Healthy eating is exactly the same as any other time in your life and eating for two is simply a myth. Make sure you have a varied diet made of the four main food groups – carbohydrates, protein, vegetables and dairy.
Safefood advises that pregnant women do not need to go on a special diet, but should follow basic healthy eating guidelines to get the right balance of nutrients for mother and baby.
Boots in Golden Island shopping centre, Athlone will be hosting a mother and baby health promotion event on Friday September 3 from 9.30am-6.30pm.
Popeye showed us just how powerful spinach really was and our mammies have been telling us for years to ‘eat our greens’. But why is this so – are green veggies all they’re cracked up to be?
These days, the idea of eating foods ‘in season’ has nearly lost its meaning. Worldwide distribution has now made a variety of foods available all year round. However, buying seasonally harvested and locally grown produce from farmers’ markets and local grocers not only helps sustain regional agriculture, but also assures you’re getting the highest quality in freshness and taste.