Vegetarian vegan and

Providing a vegetarian diet is varied and balanced, it will provide adequate nutrients for you and your baby during pregnancy. However, iron and vitamin B12 can be hard to obtain from a vegetarian diet. Talk to your doctor or midwife about ways to increase intakes of these important nutrients. If you are vegan (i.e. you cut out all animal products from your diet), or you follow another type of restricted diet such as gluten free, for example, because of food intolerance (e.g. coeliac disease)...

Cut down on fat and fatty foods

Most of us eat far more fat than we need. Fat is very high in calories and too much can cause excess weight gain and increase the risk of heart disease and it can contribute to being overweight. Avoid fried foods, trim the fat off meat, use spreads sparingly and go easy on foods like pastry, chocolate and chips which contain a lot of fat. Choose low-fat varieties of dairy products, for example semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, low-fat yoghurt and half-fat hard cheese. Have drinks which...

The mans sexual organs

Clit During Ovulation

Vas deferens This tube carries sperm from the testes to the prostate and other glands. These glands add secretions which are ejaculated along with the sperm. tube running down the length of the penis from the bladder, through the prostate gland to an opening at the tip of the penis. Sperm travel down the urethra to be ejaculated. Penis The penis is made of erectile tissue. This tissue acts like a sponge and, when it becomes filled with blood, the penis becomes hard and erect. Scrotum This is...

Lean meat fish poultry eggs cheese beans and pulses are all

Eat some every day. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yoghurt are important as they contain calcium and other nutrients needed for your baby's development. Choose low-fat varieties wherever possible. You can get seven pints of milk free per week if you are on Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance seepage 131 . Try to cut down on sugar and sugary foods like sweets, biscuits and cakes and sugary drinks like cola. Sugar contains calories without providing...

The Balance of Good Health

The Balance Good Health

Try to eat at least five servings a day. This can include a glass of pure fruit juice. This food group includes fresh, frozen and canned fruit and vegetables, salads, dried fruit, fruit juices. Eat one or two servings a day. Choose lean meat, remove the skin from poultry and cook using the minimum of fat. Try to eat oily fish at least once a week. This food group includes meat except liver , fish, poultry, eggs, beans, pulses, nuts except peanuts . Foods containing fat, foods containing sugar...

Antenatal care and antenatal classes page

Antenatal Care Dental Care

Some mothers start to feel sick or tired around this time or have other minor physical problems for a few weeks see Common minor problems, page 77 . Take a folic acid supplement and try to eat a balanced diet see pages 8-12 . You'll probably attend your first antenatal appointment. Appointments will usually be monthly at first see Antenatal care and antenatal classes, page 51 . Ask about your rights at work and the benefits available see Rights and benefits, if you're on income Support or...