Healthy babies begin with healthy moms! Pregnancy is one of the most precious times in life. When you are expecting, you may have renewed motivation (or stress) surrounding your diet. You likely have many questions about how to best take care of yourself and your baby during child-bearing (and you know all those internet forums can be overwhelming and are not a reliable source of health information specific to your family).
Seeing a dietitian during pregnancy can help to:
- Support the growth and development of your baby
- Ensure you get the nutrients you and your baby need to be healthy
- Increase your energy levels
- Support iron-deficient anemia
- Manage gestational diabetes
- Troubleshoot and support heartburn and nausea
- Gain a healthy amount of weight
The focus of our visits will be on helping you choose healthy foods to nurture the growth and development of your baby. During pregnancy, you will require additional nutrients. A dietitian can help to ensure that you are receiving all of your nutrients needs through food and supplementation. They will also show you how to read food labels and teach you which foods to limit or avoid during pregnancy. You may experience some unwelcome side effect of pregnancy such as heartburn, nausea, or vomiting. While these side effects are often par for the course during this special time, a dietitian can provide solutions to help minimize your symptoms.
Struggling with gestational diabetes? Our Registered Dietitian can help you shift your eating habits to safely manage diabetes during pregnancy (with or without medication).
What about after pregnancy? We also provide nutritional guidance for post-natal moms (think breastfeeding support and healthy weight management) and kids of all ages (from infant food sensitivities to introducing solids and beyond!).