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Increased hormone levels of progesterone in pregnancy relax all the smooth muscles in your body. Between your stomach and your food pipe to your throat (oesophagus) you have…

Iron requirements increase in pregnancy due to the needs of the growing baby and the mother’s increased blood volume. Iron requirements are even higher in the third trimester,…

Calcium – an essential nutrient in pregnancy Calcium is important for bone strength. Generally, the calcium needs of the baby during pregnancy are met through the mother absorbing…

During pregnancy the altered hormone levels (increased progesterone) affects gut function and this can result in constipation for some people.