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Pregnancy and nutrition – busting the myths

Good nutrition is vital during pregnancy, but how do you separate the myth from the science-based fact?

During the time between conception and birth, there are significant changes in the body’s nutritional requirements.

But of course there is no one-size-fits-all approach.  

Changes during pregnancy are far-reaching and every woman requires different nutrition based on their body, their lifestyle, and their pregnancy.

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There are other challenges too, myths and misleading stories about pregnancy would fill a very large book, or a never-ending twitter feed. 

And with diet being so tied up with culture, it is hard to escape their pull. 

In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, look at the nutritional demands of pregnancy and discuss which aspects of diet are most important, and which advice and products are actually worth taking seriously.

Hannah Love, Paediatric Nurse

Hannah Love is a paediatric nurse, nutritional therapist, parenting and sleep expert.

She has spent the last 25 years helping growing families with everything parenting related- from pregnancy all the way to toddlers.

Through her CALM approach (Consistent, Achievable, Loving and Manageable) she shows families that small changes can make a huge difference, whatever situation they find themselves in. 

You can be a gentle parent, have a baby who sleeps well and who fits into your lifestyle – whatever that means to you.

She advises parents ,and parents to be, on everything from nutrition and weaning, to toddler behaviour and her favourite subject – sleep. 

Visit Hannah’s free private parenting Facebook community.

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Hannah Love

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Paediatric Nurse

There are very few randomised controlled studies in pregnant women. It can be very confusing for parents to know what to listen to and what to ignore.

Hannah Love