Sugar and Pregnancy

Big sugar, Big Baby, Big Forceps !!! Jokes aside, excess sugar during pregnancy will increase the size of your baby and may convert a straight forward delivery to a difficult one. We do test you sugar metabolism at around 28 weeks, but sometimes women make the mistake of too much sugar after the test. Also remember that the natural sugar in fruit, juice, berries, honey, etc is just as bad as the added sugar in cakes, etc. There are no shortage of sites that will give additional information (UCSF, Diabetes Australia, Mommypotamus)

miaow - cats and pregnant women

Toxoplasmosis can cause serious effects on the unborn baby if your first infection occurs during pregnancy. Perhaps those most at risk are those who have never had a cat and get a kitten just before they become pregnant. Petting cats isn't the problem, it is their poo ! You should try and; Avoid eating raw meat and eggs Ensure meat is properly cooked, or at least frozen to minus 20ºC prior to cooking, if it is to be done rare. Use milk which has been pasteurised. Avoid cat litter or, if this is not possible, ensure protective gloves are used each time. Use gloves when gardening. Wash vegetables thoroughly before consumption. See here for more information

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