Pregnancy Second & Third Trimester

How to get rid of constipation in pregnancy

Tips for Constipation in Pregnancy

Constipation in pregnancy is a common complaint, even from early pregnancy.  If you’re struggling with constipation and you feel like you’ve tried everything, don’t despair.  With these tips, we can help get you “moving” again 😉 What causes constipation during pregnancy? An increase in progesterone Pregnancy constipation may be prevalent from the first trimester. As …

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Vitamins to avoid during pregnancy

Vitamins to Avoid During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, getting your nutrition right is important for both you and your growing baby. As an expectant mama, you want to provide proper nutrition that contributes to giving birth to a healthy baby.  While taking prenatal vitamins or other supplements can give you the comfort of knowing your baby is getting the best nutrition, …

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Should I keep taking prenatal vitamins after i'm pregnant

Should I take prenatal vitamins after I find out I’m pregnant?

You’re pregnant, congratulations! You’re probably wondering what you need to consume to support both you and your baby during this incredibly exciting yet physically and emotionally demanding time. There is a wealth of information about the importance of pregnancy or prenatal vitamins. Which ones you take before pregnancy and which ones you take during pregnancy.  …

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Prenatal vitamins during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Prenatal vitamins during pregnancy and breastfeeding

During pregnancy, the body needs additional support and nutrients to ensure a healthy mother and baby.  Good nutrition is essential for the healthy and optimal development of your baby. Not only do you need to ensure you have enough quality nutrients to support a growing foetus, but you also need to ensure good maternal health …

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Tips to boost brain function and memory

Taking Care of Your Brain Health While Eating a Vegan Diet

Veganism We live in a new world with a growing emphasis on clean living, eating fewer animal products and being more environmentally friendly. It can be difficult to know what is ethical and what is required nutritionally when it comes to our diets. With almost half a million Australians now practicing vegans and a total …

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Q & A with Nikki – Claire from The Fashion Advocate

Nikki recently interviewed Claire Goldsworthy, founder and boss lady at The Fashion Advocate. The Fashion Advocate is a brand that is all about creating positive change. Learn more about her mission to help us think about how we consume and to consider our footprint before we buy things. We can create positive change.  Claire is …

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Vegan Australia Certified Calcium and Magnesium Supplement

The importance of magnesium and calcium for good health

  Calcium and magnesium are two particularly important minerals that are often lacking in our diet. Both are vital for healthy bone development and growth, keeping bones strong and dense. The role of calcium Of all the essential minerals found in your body, calcium is the most abundant, and nearly all of it is stored …

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Protect from Coronavirus Pregnancy

Boosting Immunity During Pregnancy

With the Coronavirus outbreak, pregnant women around the world are wondering how they can safely boost their immunity during pregnancy. Let’s consider the most commonly prescribed immune-boosting nutrients and herbs.  More importantly, are they safe to take during pregnancy? Vitamin A Increases our resistance to infection, boosts antibody production and enhances the activity of our …

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Cannabis Use in Pregnancy & Neonatal Outcomes

Shockingly, cannabis use in pregnancy is on the rise. Perhaps there is a misperception that if cannabis is good for some health issues, then it must be good for us in general. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We should also remember that medicinal cannabis is completely different to recreational cannabis. This retrospective cohort …

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Vegan-friendly Prenatal Vitamin That Also Reduces Morning Sickness

How to Reduce Morning Sickness

When does morning sickness start? You’re pregnant, yay!  Congratulations!  Unfortunately, around week 6 of pregnancy, the symptoms of morning sickness can start. When does morning sickness stop? It usually subsides around week 14-16 of pregnancy. Here are a few tips that may help you find relief Any woman who has suffered from morning sickness knows …

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NaturoBest | Vegan-friendly Pre Pregnancy Vitamins

Preconception vs Prenatal Vitamins: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between preconception vitamins and prenatal vitamins? Preconception During the 4-month preconception period, the aim for women is boosting nutrient levels.  In particular, folate, vitamin B12, choline, iodine, iron and zinc which are crucial nutrients to a healthy conception and pregnancy.  It is possible that you may need additional supplements than those …

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Walnuts Boost Fertility & Baby's Brain

Eat Walnuts to Boost Fertility & Baby’s Brain

I love the power of food as medicine!  When it comes to walnuts you get a double whammy when it comes to fertility and the health of your baby. Sperm Health This study investigated whether adding walnuts to the diet of men eating a Western style diet would improve sperm health. What they discovered was …

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Prenatal Care Trimester 2 & 3 Birth Preparation Webinar by Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

How To Choose The Best Prenatal Vitamin

With so many prenatal vitamin supplements on the market, how on earth is a health-conscious mama supposed to choose the best one for her and her bub? The foundation for a healthy conception and pregnancy is for both partners to follow a preconception care plan which includes eating a healthy (preferably organic) diet, leading a …

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How Long Should I Wait To Conceive After Miscarriage?

“How long should I wait after a miscarriage before conceiving again?”  This is a common question following a miscarriage or therapeutic abortion. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends waiting at least 6 months after miscarriage or abortion before attempting to conceive again.  The reason for this is to reduce the risk of adverse birth outcomes …

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Do You Really Need To Eat For Two When Pregnant Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Pregnancy = Eating For Two Right?

If you’re creating another human it makes sense that you will need extra nutrition to help your little bundle develop some arms, legs, a brain, etc, etc! Who hasn’t heard the old wives tale that you’re ‘eating for two’ when pregnant?  Well actually, research shows improving your lifestyle and eating habits is much more beneficial. …

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Natural Immune System Boost During Pregnancy Fertility Naturopath

Immune System Support: Conception Through To Pregnancy

Who wants to support their immune system naturally while they are pregnant which will also support their baby in the womb?  Where do I sign up I hear you say!! Pregnancy is obviously a time you don’t want to get bogged down with a cold or flu because you’re building a baby and well… ain’t …

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Chemicals in Plastics, Food-Like Food and Your Health Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Pantry Flip! For a Clear and Calm Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most important times in life to look at your foods in your life and assess if it is best for you and your future kiddies. This will help your future baby but also your whole family if they are keen to get on board the pregnancy nutrition bandwagon, which straight …

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Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen How Eating Organic Foods Will Benefit Your Pregnancy and Baby Nikki Warren Fertility Naturopath

Should I Eat Organic Food During Pregnancy?

So what about better nutrition for pregnancy?  Can’t I just get the extra nutrients I need for a healthy pregnancy through my pregnancy multivitamins?  Yes, you may be able to.  But the foods you are eating may be responsible for a lot more than the average baby brain may think!  We are talking about pesticides on …

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