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. Planning to have a nutritional check-up in the months prior to conceiving can positively impact your fertility and conception. 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. Our dietitians can help you feel confident to know what foods are safe to eat during these months, bringing about a sense of reassurance when cooking at home and when eating out.
Optimum Intake’s Dietitians are skilled to help you learn about the most important aspects of nutrition, help you to create meals that are satisfying and nourishing that will ensure you are providing yourself, your partner and baby a safe and healthy diet with all the essential nutrients that are needed at this special time of life.
We also offer couples nutrition check-ups – so both you and your partner can be prepared nutritionally to conceive, grow and delivery a safe and healthy baby.
To find out more information or to make an appointment with one of our dietitians please contact us at one of our consult locations.