Tag Archives: "Before Pregnancy"

How To Protect Yourself Against Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that affect our hormones.  Hormones are the normal chemical signals that is involved with every system of the body.  Endocrine disruptors have been linked to infertility, stillbirths, endometriosis, a problem with the development of babies during pregnancy and young children. Endocrine disruptors are chemically added to plastics, personal care products, cleaning […]

Preventing Gestational Diabetes

How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is the most frequent complication in pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance causing hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) that starts during pregnancy. Of the 700,000+ women who give birth in England and Wales each year, 30,600 developed diabetes during pregnancy (i.e. 4.3% of all pregnancies) […]