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Best Foods and Supplements for Pregnancy in Singapore 2020

Eating healthy before conception and throughout pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. Good nutrition optimises the growth and development of your baby and safeguards your own health. During pregnancy, your energy requirement increases by about 300 kcal a day, which is not much compared to the average non-pregnant Singapore woman’s requirement of 1700 kcal a day. On the other hand, requirements for other nutrients (e.g. protein, folate, calcium, vitamin D and B vitamins) may be significantly higher than in the non-pregnancy state. As such, you should make smart choices by choosing a variety of nutrient-dense foods, rather than just eating more food! This is especially so if you now experiencing a smaller appetite. Essential Nutrients for Pregnancy More than 40 different types of nutrients are needed to sustain good health and promote your unborn child’s growth and development. Yet, certain nutrients are especially important to ensure optimal pregnanc

Best Fish Oil Supplement for Pregnancy Singapore

It is important that a pregnant woman should not consume any medication, herbal product or health care supplement unnecessarily or in excess, unless there is strong evidence that she needs it to improve the health of the pregnancy and/or the fetus inside her womb. The use of fish oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding remains contentious. Pregnant women are advised to understand the potential benefits and ills when they decide to take fish oil supplement. What Is Fish Oil? Fishes that flourish in cold “temperate” oceans have generally higher content of oil in their muscles and organs. Fish oil comprises mainly omega-3 fatty acids, and DHA and EPA are the two most important omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are important building blocks of fatty tissues in human, such as the gray matter of the brain, the light receiving layer (retina) of the eyes and the extensive nerve network. Why Is Omega-3 Fatty Acids Important During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding? The critical window when DH

Best Diaper Brands for Newborns in Singapore 2020

If you are looking for the best diaper brands for your newborn in Singapore, you've come to the right place. Babies go through a lot of wet and soiled diapers during those first few weeks. To prepare for this phenomenon, most parents build a stockpile of diapers before baby arrives. This can be an overwhelming task for both seasoned and first-time parents, and there are many factors to consider when stocking up, such as baby’s weight, diaper fit, and finances. It’s easy to get carried away while shopping for baby in pure pregnant bliss. But understanding what baby will actually need, versus purchasing a room-full of newborn diapers at the first sight of a sale, is essential. You may be wondering: How quickly do babies outgrow the smallest diaper size? What if you decide one style is better than another and experience stockpiler’s remorse? How many newborn diapers do you actually need? Should you stock up on larger diapers as well? To discover the answers, check out the guides below