Dietary/Lifestyle advice for first trimester of pregnancy

The first few months of pregnancy are a very important time for both you & your baby.

It is a time to nourish & relax your body, keeping your mind as calm as possible.

Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of advocating that women modify their lifestyle throughout pregnancy, to ensure healthy babies and efficient births. This has involved advice on regulating physical activity, following dietary guidelines and maintaining a calm emotional state.

An early reference to this practice exists in the Records of the Historian which tells how the mother of the first emperor of the Western Zhou dynasty (11th century to 771 B.C.E.) refused to look upon adverse colours, hear indecent sounds, or the utterance of any arrogant words, and because of this she gave birth to a son who achieved great things. Read more