Bringing a new life into this world is an exciting, life changing experience, and one which requires a balanced diet for both the mother and her growing baby. Pregnancy and breastfeeding places greater nutritional demands on your body. You need more energy, protein and other nutrients such as calcium, iron and folate. Research has shown that the food a mother eats during pregnancy can affect the development of her baby, and may also affect the baby’s health later in life.
Food safety is also another important nutrition issue as some bacteria can cause a serious illness for pregnant women, possibly causing miscarriage, premature birth or, in rare cases, stillbirth.
Dietitians are skilled to help you create meals that are satisfying and nourishing that will ensure you are providing your body and baby a safe and healthy diet with all the essential nutrients that are needed at this special time of life.
To find out more information or to make an appointment with one of our dietitians please contact us at one of our consult locations.