Being pregnant comes with a lot of new stresses on your body, namely a little weight gain but also emotional highs and lows. During your term, cravings and poor eating habits can be one of the culprits for pregnancy stress and cause you to get off track with your health goals. When I was pregnant, I took it as an opportunity to learn more about how my body and the food I eat work together for my health and, more importantly, for my baby’s health.
With all sorts of confusing ideas about what to eat while pregnant, you simply have to avoid some foods, but you can indulge in a few items to make meals and snacks that are safe for you and your baby.
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Whoever said “It’s as easy as taking candy from a baby, never had a baby.”
This is so true – kids love sweet things. Why not, I love chocolate, but I don’t remember getting much chocolate or sweets as a child. Fridays were chocolate day. My Dad would bring home chocolate which we would all munch though after tea. Now the tables are turned. 3yo loves sweets, candy, chocolate, cake – you name it. Yes, we give him SOME, but when should a child 1st get candy?
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Yet again eating cheese when you are pregnant has hit the headlines.
“Sainsbury’s shopworker refuses to sell pregnant woman Cheddar cheese” *
But can you eat cheese when you are pregnant? Read more »
When I was pregnant, I worried a lot about what I should and shouldn’t be eating and drinking. I wanted to give my baby the best possible chance and not eat anything that might harm him or her. The advice seemed to be the same wherever I looked. Basically, that if you eat sensibly during pregnancy and eat a balanced nutritious diet, most foods are safe. However some foods are safer than others, and some should be avoided. Read more »
When you are 2 it is important to have your friends round for dinner. I wouldn’t mind at all if Callum or Connor or Bethany or Jessica came for their tea. However the guest in question, and a guest that HAD to be treated with the utmost of respect and be given only the BEST food – was a grubby, tatty teddy bear. Teddy is 2yo’s best friend so I suppose he SHOULD come to dinner. Read more »