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Robert Johnston – Exercises for Pregnancy

Robert Johnston – Exercises for Pregnancy

We’d like to introduce to you, our resident expert on physical exercise and training. Robert Johnston. The following is a transcript for a Q & A session that we recently did: (H3 = Healthy3, RJ = Robert Johnston) (H3) How did you get involved in personal training? (RJ) Coming from New Zealand I have always been interested in sports as a child, but...

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Safe Exercises during Pregnancy

Safe Exercises during Pregnancy

Being pregnant does not mean you have to totally stop exercising but you do need to avoid doing high impact exercises. It is hard to find out which exercises are safe for during pregnancy so I have made a list of a few exercises that can be useful if you are expecting a baby. Have a Swim Swimming is a good form of exercise as it works on the whole of your body by...

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Homeopathic treatment for heartburn in pregnancy

Heartburn in pregnancy can be quite distressing and cause a lot of discomfort for women at this time. It is caused by the pregnancy maintaining hormone, Progesterone, which causes the valve at the top of the stomach to relax, which allows small amounts of acid to rise up into the oesophagus. This results in a burning sensation and usually affects 50% of all pregnant...

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Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

People are always asking “Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy” and there is a lot of confusing information, but recent research has given some clear results. Researchers have found that women who take antidepressant medications such as Prozac and Seroxat during pregnancy are at a higher risk of giving birth to children with life...

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Is stress in pregnancy transmitted to babies?

Is stress in pregnancy transmitted to babies?

A pregnant woman can pass on her stress to her unborn child through the placenta. According to researchers, this can lead to disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, which are more common and serious in male offspring. Read on to learn more about stress in pregnancy… Dr Tracy Bale, lead researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary...

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The Effects of Stress During Pregnancy

A new study has found that stress during pregnancy can shorten the length of a pregnancy and increase the chance of miscarriage. Researchers found that mothers-to-be, who are highly stressed during the second and third trimesters at a higher risk of giving birth prematurely and miscarrying baby boys. This is the first study to highlight the effect that stress can...

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Homeopathic remedies for backache during pregnancy

Lower back ache is a common problem in pregnancy due to the extra weight of the baby, and the ligaments of the pelvis begin to stretch in preparation for birth. Pregnant women should take extra care when bending, stretching or lifting at this time. There are some specific homeopathic remedies for backache during pregnancy that can be taken at this time. The remedies...

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Top tips to avoid leg cramps during pregnancy

Top tips to avoid leg cramps during pregnancy

Leg cramps are very common during pregnancy and can be very exhausting. There a number of factors such as nutritional deficiencies, a build up of acid in the muscle fibres, changes in circulation and electrolyte imbalances that can cause this condition. The extra strain placed on the legs by the weight of the baby can also cause leg cramps. Leg cramps at night can...

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Natural Supplements for Morning Sickness

Natural Supplements for Morning Sickness

Many pregnant women suffer with morning sickness, especially during the second and third months of pregnancy. Many of these women will experience nausea without the vomiting. Although it is called morning sickness, it can affect pregnant women at any time of the day. There are natural supplements available that can help to ease the symptoms of morning sickness for...

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Natural remedies for headaches during pregnancy

Headaches are a very common complaint during pregnancy, mainly due to the hormone imbalances. Headaches can also be caused by tiredness, dehydration, sickness and lack of exercise. Cutting down of caffeine can also cause headaches in the short-term. This will pass after a day or so, and your energy levels will increase after withdrawing caffeine from your diet....

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Homeopathy in Pregnancy

Many women have complaints during pregnancy that cannot be treated with conventional medicine, as it is not safe. Homeopathy is a natural and extremely effective form of alternative medicine during pregnancy. The homeopathic remedies are safe for pregnant women to take at any stage of pregnancy. Many conventional medicines are not safe in pregnancy, and many more...

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