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By Louise Wheeler2 June 2015

Pregnancy Food Myths

It isn’t always easy to keep up with what you should and shouldn't eat during pregnancy. Soft cheese, liver and pâté may all still be off the menu in the UK, but recent research has now revealed that avoiding peanuts might not actually be the surest way to prevent children from developing nut allergies. Read more

By Louise Wheeler1 May 2015

National Folic Awareness Day

Friday 1st May 2015 is National Folic Awareness Day. Folic acid (vitamin B9) can significantly reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the developing foetus, such as spina bifida. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler6 February 2015

Pregnant women bribed to quit smoking

Offering shopping vouchers could be an effective way to encourage more women to quit smoking, researchers in a BMJ study have said. But should pregnant women be bribed to quit smoking? Read more