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Eating for two’ pregnancy myth

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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has highlighted the publication of a survey, to understand women’s perceptions of how much they should eat during pregnancy.  The survey, commissioned by the National Charity Partnership,, found 69 per cent of women are unaware of how many extra calories they need to consume during pregnancy. The RCOG is working with the National Charity Partnership to bust the ’eating for two’ myth and make it easier for people to understand how to make healthy choices during pregnancy to avoid unhealthy weight gain.

Read the RCOG news article here 

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Improving health for pregnancy

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has published Better Beginnings: improving health for pregnancy.  This themed review brings together NIHR research on different aspects of health before, during and after pregnancy.  It covers smoking, healthy diet and weight, alcohol and drugs, mental health, violence against women, and supporting families using multifaceted approaches. It is aimed at healthcare professionals working with women around the time of pregnancy as well as those with a wider interest in women’s and children’s health including commissioners.

To read the full review click here