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On hearing the words, “Yes, you’re pregnant”, most women start to give serious consideration to their health. We start thinking about dietary changes, caffeine consumption and what is safe or unsafe for the unborn child. Unfortunately there is a lot of contradictory information around. If in doubt, always consult your health care professional. Is caffeine safe during pregnancy? Some doctors will say a maximum of two cups per day is ok. Many others will tell you to stay clear altogether. Recent studies have shown a direct link between caffeine consumption and lowered birth weight as well as an increase in...

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My love of tea started when I was a child. No one in my household drunk it, but I regularly had sleepovers at my grandmothers’ and tea was all she drunk. On such occasions she would usually take me visiting my great Aunt May, ‘to have tea’. Aunty May symbolised to me, all things that were elegant. She was tall and graceful, she always dressed beautifully and she had this long dining room table that would be set, upon our arrival with everything needed for the three of us ‘to have tea’. There were no teabags in sight, and no...

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