Pregnancy Dietary Advice
Eating well before and during pregnancy gives your baby a good start in life. During pregnancy a mothers nutritional requirements increase, so for a healthy pregnancy it is important to modify your diet and lifestyle factors accordingly. Despite attempts to do this right it is easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of pregnancy nutrition advice in the press/media or get confused by the differing opinions of friends who have already had their baby and insist they know best.
What To Expect
We are confident that our dietitians will support you at any stage throughout your pregnancy. Once you have given yourself time to recover from the labour and delivery Spectrum Nutrition dietitians can help you get back into shape and achieve your goal weight in a safe yet effective manner. The last thing a new Mum needs, is to fall ill because of a poor or erratic dieting regime.
Our dietitians will assess your case individually and identify areas of your diet that may need to be modified. They can help you in the early planning stage right through to the birth stage to ensure that you optimise your nutritional status but also to help you control your weight gain.
After giving birth, new mothers are keen to lose the ‘baby-weight’. It is important to remember that it takes time to get back to your pre pregnancy state and weight loss post pregnancy should be a gradual process to avoid any complications.
To avoid any confusion and to ensure optimal health and ideal nutrition for the mother and baby, both during and after the pregnancy, dietary advice should be sought from a registered dietitian like those at Spectrum Nutrition.
Nutritional assessment and monitoring is particularly important in women from groups known to be at nutritional risk during pregnancy.