Are you healthy enough to fall pregnant?

It’s an exciting time and all you want to do is start trying, let nature take its course. But before you get carried away, you take a moment of pause to consider that it takes two very healthy parents to make a very healthy baby. And of course you want to give your baby the best possible start in life. Your wish is for a quick conception, an easy pregnancy, uncomplicated delivery and the arrival of a happy and healthy bundle of joy within a week or so of the due date.

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Bianka Ganser
Can your stress affect the health of your baby during pregnancy?

We know stress isn’t great for our health, but what about the health of our baby? Regardless of what’s causing us to feel stressed — a disagreement with someone, a demanding career, getting the nursery set up, finding a way to pay the six bills that are all due at the same time, keeping tabs on what you can and can’t eat, juggling multiple after-school pick ups and drop offs, caring for elderly parents, the seemingly endless demands on our time — is there reason for concern?

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Eating for two during pregnancy is a myth

As you begin to research all things “pregnancy”, you’ll uncover an abundance of useful information as well as the occasional old-wives tale and pregnancy myth. There are some myths out there that have certain appeal — “eating for two” is one of them. Finally, you’re pregnant and can eat what you want, when you want, and how much you want! Right? While you may not wish to have this myth busted, refraining from “eating for two” will make for a happier pregnancy and healthier baby. Here’s why.

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