Most of us have heard about the gut microbiome, but other than knowing it’s a group of ‘good’ bacteria, we don’t really understand much about it. Though it seems a population of healthy microbes which live in our bodies as well as on our skin, helps us in a myriad of ways to stay healthy and live well.
Pregnant women have long been told to reduce their caffeine intake throughout the duration of their pregnancies. So, how much caffeine can I have per day? The current Australian guidelines for consumption of caffeine during pregnancy is 200mg per day. We recommend sticking to this amount or less when possible.
Gestational diabetes mellitus – also known as GDM, is diabetes which can occur during pregnancy. Many women who’ve been diagnosed with GDM won’t have diabetes after their baby is born, though some continue to have high levels of blood glucose and need treatment. Most women who are diagnosed with GDM have a normal pregnancy, labour and baby. It’s important that GDM is monitored and controlled, because risk factors increase when blood sugar levels remain high.
At some stage in late pregnancy most women long to find a comfortable position, at any time of the day or night. As their baby grows and nears term, the mother’s own organs and tissues need to compete for space. There’s a limit to how much room can be shared in one belly.