Nutrition · Parenting

Constipation in children

Is your child straining when going to the bathroom? They may be constipated. Constipation in young children is common and can be uncomfortable/painful for them. As a dietitian, I often hear concerns from parents that their child is having less frequent bowel movements or when they have to "go", it is painful. How do I… Continue reading Constipation in children

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnancy & constipation – 6 tips to increase your fibre

If you’re suffering from constipation in your pregnancy, you’re not alone.  Most pregnant women will struggle with constipation (or hard stools that are difficult to pass) at some point in their pregnancies. It’s a common pregnancy problem; usually caused by some combination of slow digestion, use of iron supplements and the lack of fibre, fluid and activity… Continue reading Pregnancy & constipation – 6 tips to increase your fibre

Nutrition · Pregnancy

10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

It’s so important to stay hydrated when you’re pregnant.  Keeping hydrated helps decrease constipation. (Regular bowel movements equals a happier you!) It also helps control swelling in pregnancy. The best fluid to drink is tap water --it's safe to drink, free and easy to find in public places.  Other healthy fluid choices include 100% fruit… Continue reading 10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant