It’s National Sugar Awareness Week and the dangers of excessive sugar consumption are being shouted about from the rooftops. We all know too much sugar is not good for us at any time of our lives, but during pregnancy, it’s especially important to avoid excess sugar in your diet.
Most people suffer from worry or stress at some point during their pregnancy. Life changing events such as job loss, bereavement or separation, as well as coping with everyday life, can leave you feeling anxious.
It’s official! According to a study in Sweden eating chocolate in pregnancy makes babies smile and laugh more! The same study found that chocolate-munching-mamas didn’t pass on stress to their babies in the womb as much as their non-chocolate-eating counterparts.