Researchers a the University of Surrey in the UK will issue a warning next month that babies born to mothers who drink cow’s milk alternatives – such as soya, almond and coconut – could have lower IQs, reports The Times.
A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]
New from Wiley’s Finest comes Prenatal DHA fish oil to provide omega-3 nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Pregnancy supplement Pregnacare is now available in liquid form for those who prefer not to swallow tablets. The formulation of 18 essential vitamins and minerals is based on the original Pregnacare tablet and is the UK’s first multivitamin liquid supplement for pregnancy. The liquid includes 400mcg of folic acid and 10mcg vitamin D, as recommended […]
New brand The Natural Birthing Company has launched, offering a range of natural skincare products developed to solve the skin challenges faced by women during pregnancy, postpartum and when breastfeeding. The range comprises Down Below perineal massage oil, which can also help prevent stretchmarks during and after pregnancy; Cool It Mama body spritz – an […]
A new study from US and Danish universities reports that women who took a multivitamin supplement around conception reduced their risk of giving birth prematurely by sixteen per cent. (more…)
Women’s health is a key area for the natural products industry. General wellbeing, hormonal health and pregnancy continue to draw women into health food stores and Sarah Callard explores what they really, really want. (more…)