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  • 🥂Alcohol during pregnancy 🥂
🍸Scroll down for this bank holiday mocktail idea 🍸
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🍷In 2015, UK guidelines changed to recommend that pregnant women avoid alcohol completely.
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👶🏻It is fairly well known that alcohol can pass from your blood across the placenta to your baby’s blood, and that the livers of babies cannot process alcohol as well as adults. ❗️Drinking alcohol, especially in early pregnancy has been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage, premature birth or your baby having a low birth weight. Drinking heavily can lead to Foetal alcohol syndrome.
❓It is difficult for studies to establish if there is a safe intake of alcohol in pregnancy, as of course, it is not ethical to conduct studies that ask women to drink during pregnancy. We therefore have to rely on observational studies.
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🍷If you have consumed alcohol in early pregnancy, for example before you found out you were pregnant, it is unlikely to have caused any harm, but stop now, and speak to your midwife if you are worried.
🍸Some women may choose to consume 1 or 2 units a week as per the pre-2015 guidelines, and some evidence suggests this may not be harmful. However, we can’t be sure, so it really is best to abstain.
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🥂This doesn’t mean you should have to miss out on celebrations, there are lots of alcohol-free alternatives such as mocktails, sparkling grape juice, or even just fruit juice in a flute can make you feel included🥂
🍹Pictured is my favourite alcohol-free tipple, a mock-jito! Raspberries, fresh mint, ice and 50:50 sparkling water and lime and mint pressé (this one is from Sainsbury’s). Cheers 🍹
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#thebumpfiles #pregnancy #pregnancynutrition #pregnant #eatingfortwo #bumpnutrition #conception #healthypregnancy #pregnancyadvice #pregnancydiet #expecting #whattoexpectwhenyoureexpecting #mumtobe #alcoholinpregnancy #alcohol #mocktail #bankholiday #celebrating #mojito
  • 🥂Alcohol during pregnancy 🥂
    🍸Scroll down for this bank holiday mocktail idea 🍸
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    🍷In 2015, UK guidelines changed to recommend that pregnant women avoid alcohol completely.
    .
    👶🏻It is fairly well known that alcohol can pass from your blood across the placenta to your baby’s blood, and that the livers of babies cannot process alcohol as well as adults. ❗️Drinking alcohol, especially in early pregnancy has been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage, premature birth or your baby having a low birth weight. Drinking heavily can lead to Foetal alcohol syndrome.
    ❓It is difficult for studies to establish if there is a safe intake of alcohol in pregnancy, as of course, it is not ethical to conduct studies that ask women to drink during pregnancy. We therefore have to rely on observational studies.
    .
    🍷If you have consumed alcohol in early pregnancy, for example before you found out you were pregnant, it is unlikely to have caused any harm, but stop now, and speak to your midwife if you are worried.
    🍸Some women may choose to consume 1 or 2 units a week as per the pre-2015 guidelines, and some evidence suggests this may not be harmful. However, we can’t be sure, so it really is best to abstain.
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    🥂This doesn’t mean you should have to miss out on celebrations, there are lots of alcohol-free alternatives such as mocktails, sparkling grape juice, or even just fruit juice in a flute can make you feel included🥂
    🍹Pictured is my favourite alcohol-free tipple, a mock-jito! Raspberries, fresh mint, ice and 50:50 sparkling water and lime and mint pressé (this one is from Sainsbury’s). Cheers 🍹
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    #thebumpfiles #pregnancy #pregnancynutrition #pregnant #eatingfortwo #bumpnutrition #conception #healthypregnancy #pregnancyadvice #pregnancydiet #expecting #whattoexpectwhenyoureexpecting #mumtobe #alcoholinpregnancy #alcohol #mocktail #bankholiday #celebrating #mojito
  •  15  2  8 hours ago
  • Are you getting enough iodine?  Iodine should be on your radar if you are pregnant, breastfeeding 🤱🏻 or #ttc . .

If you are 🤰 or 🤱🏻 , your iodine requirements are higher than before you were expecting to support baby's brain 🧠 development. Many prenatal vitamins contain 150 mcg of iodine a day, but not all. (FYI the recommended intake is 220 mcg for #pregnancy and 290 mcg for lactation) .

TTC? There was a really interesting study published last year suggests that women with a moderate to severe iodine deficiency had a more difficult time becoming pregnant compared with women who were not iodine deficient .

One food source that I 💗 to recommend if trying to increase iodine intake is seaweed snacks. The SEA[D] snacks by @eatmoreseaweed are my new fav because they are made from one single ingredient...laver seaweed! .

The laver seaweed is ideal 👍 because it does not provide too much iodine like other seaweed choices (like snacks made from kelp); one gram  of laver provides approx 37 mcg.  Keep in mind that too much iodine can be dangerous for you and for baby! Iodine is one nutrient where you don't want to have too much or have too little! I also like that SEA[D] snacks have never been exposed to pesticides/chemicals, have no salt or oil added, and most importantly their packaging is the same color as my backsplash :) . .

I nosh on these on their own, added to soups, sprinkled on popcorn 🍿 , or even used as wrap! .

Have you tried seaweed snacks? How do you enjoy them? 📸: @eatmoreseaweed
  • Are you getting enough iodine?  Iodine should be on your radar if you are pregnant, breastfeeding 🤱🏻 or #ttc . .

    If you are 🤰 or 🤱🏻 , your iodine requirements are higher than before you were expecting to support baby's brain 🧠 development. Many prenatal vitamins contain 150 mcg of iodine a day, but not all. (FYI the recommended intake is 220 mcg for #pregnancy and 290 mcg for lactation) .

    TTC? There was a really interesting study published last year suggests that women with a moderate to severe iodine deficiency had a more difficult time becoming pregnant compared with women who were not iodine deficient .

    One food source that I 💗 to recommend if trying to increase iodine intake is seaweed snacks. The SEA[D] snacks by @eatmoreseaweed are my new fav because they are made from one single ingredient...laver seaweed! .

    The laver seaweed is ideal 👍 because it does not provide too much iodine like other seaweed choices (like snacks made from kelp); one gram of laver provides approx 37 mcg.  Keep in mind that too much iodine can be dangerous for you and for baby! Iodine is one nutrient where you don't want to have too much or have too little! I also like that SEA[D] snacks have never been exposed to pesticides/chemicals, have no salt or oil added, and most importantly their packaging is the same color as my backsplash :) . .

    I nosh on these on their own, added to soups, sprinkled on popcorn 🍿 , or even used as wrap! .

    Have you tried seaweed snacks? How do you enjoy them? 📸: @eatmoreseaweed
  •  29  4  8 hours ago
  • Dragon fruit bowls, it’s been a while but what a colorful refreshing start to the morning #eathealthy #eatingfortwo
  • Dragon fruit bowls, it’s been a while but what a colorful refreshing start to the morning #eathealthy #eatingfortwo
  •  6  0  11 hours ago
  • Swapped sweet mornings for savoury and look what we have! Upma 🍲
What’s your fav #southindianbreakfast? Comment below and gimme some more ideas please..!!😈😬
  • Swapped sweet mornings for savoury and look what we have! Upma 🍲
    What’s your fav #southindianbreakfast? Comment below and gimme some more ideas please..!!😈😬
  •  71  13  14 hours ago
  • Another day, another salad. My favorite salad ingredients are fruit and bacon, kind of weird but pretty delicious. What are yours?
  • Another day, another salad. My favorite salad ingredients are fruit and bacon, kind of weird but pretty delicious. What are yours?
  •  52  6  23 hours ago
  • Shrimp salad for the win tonight! A bunch of left over veggies like arugala, tomatoes, shredded carrots, zucchini, added in little mozzarella balls, shrimp, avocado, olive oil, lime, salt and pepper and boom! Served with a sweet potato for dinner tonight! 
Dinner doesn't have to be complicated and sometimes it's best to use what's left over in your fridge and recreate! 
#healthyeats #eatingfortwo #healthypregnancy #primalhealthcoach #primalliving #alphaprimallife
  • Shrimp salad for the win tonight! A bunch of left over veggies like arugala, tomatoes, shredded carrots, zucchini, added in little mozzarella balls, shrimp, avocado, olive oil, lime, salt and pepper and boom! Served with a sweet potato for dinner tonight!
    Dinner doesn't have to be complicated and sometimes it's best to use what's left over in your fridge and recreate!
    #healthyeats #eatingfortwo #healthypregnancy #primalhealthcoach #primalliving #alphaprimallife
  •  18  1  18 April, 2019
  • Finally checked out this place, so good!
  • Finally checked out this place, so good!
  •  32  1  17 April, 2019
  • Here’s a picture of me cutting the grass after I met up with local babes to sweat together. There’s a point to this I promise. —
To those that have expressed concern about the intensity of my workouts or the level of activity I engage in at 36weeks pregnant- thank you for looking out for me, but I 👏 GOT 👏 THIS 👏
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I didn’t just start working out when I got pregnant. I came into this with a strong and healthy body, made a commitment to myself to stay active and strong during, and will remain active for this upcoming partpartum journey. —
I don’t do these workouts just to lose weight or feel good in my clothes (hello secondary benefits) I do these workouts to feel strong and capable to do ALL. THE. THINGS. —
I don’t have any super human powers. The thing is:

1. I let go of the excuses 
2. I made a promise to myself I’m not willing to break
3. I show up everyday (good or bad) —
I’m looking for 3 ladies that want to jumpstart their nutrition next month with or without workouts on board. 
#newmom #newbodywhodis #postpartumjourney #targetmom #dalmatianslover #eatingfortwo #tryingtokeepittogether #girlwashyourface #psychology #romewasntbuiltinaday
  • Here’s a picture of me cutting the grass after I met up with local babes to sweat together. There’s a point to this I promise. —
    To those that have expressed concern about the intensity of my workouts or the level of activity I engage in at 36weeks pregnant- thank you for looking out for me, but I 👏 GOT 👏 THIS 👏

    I didn’t just start working out when I got pregnant. I came into this with a strong and healthy body, made a commitment to myself to stay active and strong during, and will remain active for this upcoming partpartum journey. —
    I don’t do these workouts just to lose weight or feel good in my clothes (hello secondary benefits) I do these workouts to feel strong and capable to do ALL. THE. THINGS. —
    I don’t have any super human powers. The thing is:

    1. I let go of the excuses
    2. I made a promise to myself I’m not willing to break
    3. I show up everyday (good or bad) —
    I’m looking for 3 ladies that want to jumpstart their nutrition next month with or without workouts on board.
    #newmom #newbodywhodis #postpartumjourney #targetmom #dalmatianslover #eatingfortwo #tryingtokeepittogether #girlwashyourface #psychology #romewasntbuiltinaday
  •  21  2  17 April, 2019
  • ☕️Caffeine in Pregnancy☕️
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💁‍♀️Most people know to limit their caffeine intake in pregnancy, but did you know it’s not just found in coffee and tea?
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🤰It is recommended that pregnant women do not exceed 200mg of caffeine per day (around half that of a non pregnant person), as too much can increase the risk of having a small baby and even miscarriage.
🇬🇧But do you know how much caffeine is found in caffeinated products in the UK?
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☕️Caffeine in coffee varies hugely with up to 100mg found in one cup of instant coffee, to over 250mg in some large coffee shop chain coffees, where it is common for them to add multiple shots of espresso.
🙅‍♀️It’s therefore worth asking for just a single shot if you’re buying a barista-style coffee, and going decaf after one.
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🍵 Tea, which includes traditional breakfast tea, green and white varieties also contains caffeine, with a longer brew time resulting in a more caffeinated drink. Typically, a 200ml tea will contain 25-65 mg of caffeine, so less than coffee, but something to be aware of. Herbal teas such as peppermint, ginger or chamomile do not contain caffeine, but also check other varieties are suitable for pregnancy.
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🥤Cola and energy drinks are another source of caffeine, and one that is sometimes over-looked. A typical can of cola (330ml) will contain around 30mg of caffeine, so a can is fine, but be aware if you sip multiple cans throughout the day - caffeine-free options are available. It is not recommended that pregnant women consume energy drinks at all, but these have much higher caffeine content at around 80mg per can.
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💊Some painkillers may also contain caffeine, including cold and flu remedies, so consult your pharmacist before taking anything over the counter.
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👩‍⚕️To be on the safe side, do not exceed the recommended limit of 200mg of caffeine per day, and choose decaf options where possible - they’ve come a long way in recent years - I genuinely can’t tell the difference!
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#thebumpfiles #pregnancy #pregnancynutrition #pregnant #eatingfortwo #bumpnutrition #healthypregnancy #pregnancyadvice #pregnancydiet #expecting #whattoexpectwhenyoureexpecting #mumtobe #coffee #caffeine
  • ☕️Caffeine in Pregnancy☕️
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    💁‍♀️Most people know to limit their caffeine intake in pregnancy, but did you know it’s not just found in coffee and tea?
    .
    🤰It is recommended that pregnant women do not exceed 200mg of caffeine per day (around half that of a non pregnant person), as too much can increase the risk of having a small baby and even miscarriage.
    🇬🇧But do you know how much caffeine is found in caffeinated products in the UK?
    .
    ☕️Caffeine in coffee varies hugely with up to 100mg found in one cup of instant coffee, to over 250mg in some large coffee shop chain coffees, where it is common for them to add multiple shots of espresso.
    🙅‍♀️It’s therefore worth asking for just a single shot if you’re buying a barista-style coffee, and going decaf after one.
    .
    🍵 Tea, which includes traditional breakfast tea, green and white varieties also contains caffeine, with a longer brew time resulting in a more caffeinated drink. Typically, a 200ml tea will contain 25-65 mg of caffeine, so less than coffee, but something to be aware of. Herbal teas such as peppermint, ginger or chamomile do not contain caffeine, but also check other varieties are suitable for pregnancy.
    .
    🥤Cola and energy drinks are another source of caffeine, and one that is sometimes over-looked. A typical can of cola (330ml) will contain around 30mg of caffeine, so a can is fine, but be aware if you sip multiple cans throughout the day - caffeine-free options are available. It is not recommended that pregnant women consume energy drinks at all, but these have much higher caffeine content at around 80mg per can.
    .
    💊Some painkillers may also contain caffeine, including cold and flu remedies, so consult your pharmacist before taking anything over the counter.
    .
    👩‍⚕️To be on the safe side, do not exceed the recommended limit of 200mg of caffeine per day, and choose decaf options where possible - they’ve come a long way in recent years - I genuinely can’t tell the difference!
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    #thebumpfiles #pregnancy #pregnancynutrition #pregnant #eatingfortwo #bumpnutrition #healthypregnancy #pregnancyadvice #pregnancydiet #expecting #whattoexpectwhenyoureexpecting #mumtobe #coffee #caffeine
  •  30  0  17 April, 2019
  • When I was pregnant with my 2 boys, I wouldn't even pop a tylenol to fight a headache or a cold because I wanted my babies to have the healthiest growing environment possible. I tried eating healthy, took my vitamins, got as much rest as possible, but I never stopped to think about what chemicals were in my beauty products!

Did you know everything we put on our skin gets absorbed into the blood stream? 26 seconds is what it takes for whatever nasty ingredients in our shampoos, lotions, makeups etc to be absorbed. 
Monat is 100% healthy for you AND for baby. During, and after pregnancy and through out nursing. Our clinically proven, natural ingredients can also strengthen your hair and prepare it for the extreme rollercoaster 🎢 your hormones are taking a ride on. So you and baby can look your cutest! ❤

#monat #antiaging #healthyhair #naturalingredients #safeandeffective #sulfatefree #nontoxic #crueltyfree #capixyl #expectantmom #aunaturel #eatingfortwo #babybump
  • When I was pregnant with my 2 boys, I wouldn't even pop a tylenol to fight a headache or a cold because I wanted my babies to have the healthiest growing environment possible. I tried eating healthy, took my vitamins, got as much rest as possible, but I never stopped to think about what chemicals were in my beauty products!

    Did you know everything we put on our skin gets absorbed into the blood stream? 26 seconds is what it takes for whatever nasty ingredients in our shampoos, lotions, makeups etc to be absorbed.
    Monat is 100% healthy for you AND for baby. During, and after pregnancy and through out nursing. Our clinically proven, natural ingredients can also strengthen your hair and prepare it for the extreme rollercoaster 🎢 your hormones are taking a ride on. So you and baby can look your cutest! ❤

    #monat #antiaging #healthyhair #naturalingredients #safeandeffective #sulfatefree #nontoxic #crueltyfree #capixyl #expectantmom #aunaturel #eatingfortwo #babybump
  •  13  2  17 April, 2019
  • Pregnancy doesn't mean poor eating habits. If anything, it the most important time to put your health first.  Of course cheats will happen.  But this <---- should happen the most often. 🍌🥦🍉🍎🥗🥛🍼🍼#fitandpregnant #cleaneating #pregnancyhealth #eatingfortwo
  • Pregnancy doesn't mean poor eating habits. If anything, it the most important time to put your health first. Of course cheats will happen. But this <---- should happen the most often. 🍌🥦🍉🍎🥗🥛🍼🍼 #fitandpregnant #cleaneating #pregnancyhealth #eatingfortwo
  •  23  2  17 April, 2019