Temperature Your core body temperature can detect the presence of progesterone, which is the hormone you make following ovulation. Progesterone raises your core body temperature by approximately 0.3 degrees Celsius, which is enough to indicate that you’ve ovulated. It is important to start measuring your body temperature within a few days after your period has ended as this will capture any obvious rise in body temperature on your chart. Equipment: You will need a digital basal body temperature thermometer that measures to one decimal place (0.1) in Celcius. Method: Take your temperature under your tongue first thing in the morning before...

Being pregnant is a normal part of many women’s lives, however, this is also a time to take particular care of your overall wellbeing to ensure that not only will your baby get the best start, but you also maintain your own optimal wellbeing. Other than adhering to the healthiest diet possible – incorporate the following tips into your life to ensure your pregnancy is a smooth and enjoyable experience. • ✅ Ensure you get an adequate amount of sleep each night.• ✅ Aim to drink plenty of water throughout the day – even if this means more trips to the...

In the third trimester of pregnancy, you’re entering the last stage of pregnancy and the birth of your baby is getting close. While many of your baby’s organs have now developed, a number of nutrients remain important for these last three months for the optimal growth of your baby, as well as to help prevent complications during and after labour. Nutrient Why It’s Important Probiotics Probiotics are beneficial during each trimester. One of the most significant is Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG). When taken at a dose of 20 billion live bacteria each day, LGG has been shown to support healthy immune development in infants...

A new baby developing inside of you means getting adequate nutrition is essential. To achieve and maintain optimal health during your first and second trimester. Fiona can help you with an individualised nutrition plan and assess your diet to ensure you are optimising all the nutrients you and your baby need. This is particularly important as within Australia and New Zealand mineral deficiencies are common, with the average intake of certain minerals (ie: selenium, iodine) often falling below the recommended daily amounts. Probiotics Specific probiotic strains, such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis, Bifidobacterium breve and Bifidobacterium...