Pregnancy is such an exciting time!
I know, however, that it can also be a time of uncertainty and anxiety around food. If you’re feeling confused about exactly what you can, can’t and should be eating while pregnant, you’re not alone. Navigating dietary guidelines, food-safety recommendations, cravings and food aversions, morning (or rather, all bloody day) sickness and the HUGE amount of conflicting and often down-right incorrect information on the internet can leave even the most nutrition-savvy gal wondering what on earth she can eat!
Let me help make healthy eating for you and
your growing babe super simple.
While you might not be eating for two in terms of calories, the nutritional demands of pregnancy are high - that tiny human growing inside you is literally built from the nutrition you consume. It takes carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, water and ENERGY to build a human – and those come directly from our diet.
Recent research has shown that a mum’s diet and nutrition status during the critical first 1000 days of her baby’s life – starting approximately 3 months prior to conception and ending at approximately the baby’s 2nd birthday, can actually program her baby’s genes.
Your prenatal diet can impact your baby’s lifelong health, including its:
Metabolism and appetite regulation
Risk of obesity and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer
Immune system and respiratory function
Cognitive function and mental and emotional health
Pregnancy presents a unique and limited opportunity to give your baby the best possible start to life by optimising your own diet.
But it’s not all about your baby: YOU are important too Mama! Working on your nutrition can help improve your overall health, energy levels and mood!
Let's optimise your pregnancy diet
Ensure you’re meeting the nutritional needs for optimum growth and development of your baby
Positively influence your baby’s genetic programming to give your baby the best possible start to life
Correct micronutrient deficiencies
Achieve optimum weight gain for pregnancy
Manage pregnancy symptoms such as cravings,
food aversions, nausea and vomiting
Manage pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes
Improve your energy levels