Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnant? Get the facts on calcium!

The topic of calcium comes up often as a question when I am counselling expectant parents or teaching group classes. Most people are aware that it is important to get calcium for strong bones and teeth. But did you know that calcium also plays an important role in maintaining healthy heartbeat, normal blood pressure, healthy… Continue reading Pregnant? Get the facts on calcium!

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Should I take a vitamin/mineral supplement during pregnancy?

Although we try to improve our eating habits during pregnancy, pregnancy itself can bring on changes that can affect our appetite. So I often get asked, "Do I have to take any supplements during pregnancy?"  The short answer is yes. Health Canada recommends that all pregnant individuals take a multivitamin daily that contains 0.4mg of… Continue reading Should I take a vitamin/mineral supplement during pregnancy?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant

If you're pregnant, you've likely been told to take a prenatal multivitamin.  I know that not all pregnant people I meet take one because they aren't sure why they should.  Here's why: 1)  It helps you and your baby get the extra vitamins or nutrients you need Healthy eating is important to help you and your baby… Continue reading 3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant