Women are often shouldering the bulk of the burden of maintaining a healthy diet pre and post conception and throughout pregnancy and lactation. However recent evidence suggests men need to be mindful of what they eat as it can influence health outcomes of their offspring.
What are the most vital nutrients needed when supplementing in pregnancy and why?
One in six Australian couples find it difficult to have a baby. The problem can lie with the female (40% of all cases), male (40%), or both partners (10%). In 10% of cases, the cause is unknown. Here, we take a closer look at factors that can affect female fertility, and how they might be resolved.
Docohexaenoic acid (DHA) is important for development of the central nervous system in mammals. There is a growth spurt in the human brain during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first postnatal months, with a large increase in the cerebral content of DHA.
In this podcast Andrew interviews Stacey Roberts on her approach to fertility, pregnancy and pre-eclampsia. This is vital listening for anyone wanting to lean more about optimising health for pregnancy and preventing potentially serious conditions.
Recent studies have shown that women who supplement with vitamin D during pregnancy have a greatly reduced risk of complications including gestational diabetes, preterm birth and infection. In this interview, Professor Michael Holick reviews this research and provides invaluable recommendations for those considering vitamin D supplementation.