In: pregnancy

Apple, Date & Cinnamon Porridge
February 19, 2021

Dr Anita Star pregnancy and paediatric dietitian makes a porridge to savour

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Mocktails for your baby shower
February 19, 2021

When you need something a little special to drink and you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, you know its not…

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Chicken & veggie one tray bake
February 18, 2021

#onetraybake what’s your fav? This combo chicken, veggies and chickpeas was pretty delish. Perfect for fertility and pregnancy, and a great…

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Lemon Braised Snapper
February 13, 2021

Did you know eating regular low mercury fish can help with fertility and decrease your chances of a premature bub when…

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Folate an essential supplement 3 month pre-pregnancy & during pregnancy
January 26, 2021

Folate is essential to a healthy pregnancy, as it is used in the formation of the brain and nervous system early…

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Is Vegan eating health for Pregnancy or Children?
January 26, 2021

Vegan eating and keto are the two biggest diet fads at the moment, they are almost on opposite ends of the…

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love fish in pregnancy!
December 2, 2020

Yes that is right we love fish in pregnancy! I thought you had to avoid fish in pregnancy I hear many…

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Is the Keto diet safe in pregnancy?
November 26, 2020

The popularity of the keto diet for weight management is at an all time high in the community, and some people…

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Think P for Poo- Dealing with Pregnancy Constipation
November 26, 2020

Errrggghhh Constipation. Everyone said when women get pregnant they glow. No one told you about all the unpleasant side effects right?…

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Plant proteins for fertility & pregnancy
September 15, 2019

Did you know consuming plant proteins such as nuts, seeds, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, 3 bean mix, bortolli beans, Italian soup…

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Mediterranean Diet in Pregnancy
August 28, 2019

The Mediterranean style diet is one of the most recognised food patterns studied for its health benefits.  It is characterised to…

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Vitamin D in Pregnancy
August 10, 2019

Dr Anita Star Fertility and Pregnancy nutrition expert discusses the importance of vitamin D in pregnancy

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Is bread bad for fertility or pregnancy?
February 18, 2019

Is bread bad for fertility or pregnancy? Dr Star fertility and pregnancy nutrition expert breaks some myths about bread.

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Pregnancy & Dieting Culture A Toxic Mix
November 26, 2018

Blog by Dr Anita Star & Leah Vandervliet Authors of Growing Baby Bean: A Complete Guide to Pregnancy Nutrition Have you…

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Give your low sugar cereal a nutrient boost with fruit, and nuts or seeds.
February 18, 2018

Pregnancy and fertility breakfast tip- Give your low sugar cereal e.g. weetbix or porridge, a protein and nutrient boost with milk,…

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#TTC and exercise: Too little v.s. too much
December 30, 2017

Setting a New Year’s resolutions about getting your body fit, doing lots of exercise and becoming healthy in order to maximise…

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Infertility and pregnancy loss
September 5, 2017

So as a pregnancy and paediatric dietitian is not all cooing and smiling and congratulating. Sometimes there is the really hard…

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Vitamin B3 in Pregnancy
August 16, 2017

Amazing new research out of Australia,  shows Vitamin B3, also called niacin or nicotinamide in pregnancy may prevent many birth defects,…

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