Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

Changing hormones during pregnancy and postpartum (during lactation period) can sometimes affect moms’ appetite and digestive system. Pregnancy is a state when moms body physically and emotionally changes to support the growth of the fetus. It is important to meet the increased nutritional needs of the growing fetus and tissues. Likewise, during the postpartum period and breastfeeding period, moms’ body physically and emotionally changes to support the growth of the infant. Both mom and baby may need guidance on how to maintain a healthy eating pattern.

Individual nutrition counseling, during or after pregnancy takes your special/ specific needs into account to help you and your baby achieve and maintain nutritional health.

Some issues and/or questions you may consider consulting our Dietitian for are:
>Nausea and/or vomiting, including Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
>Frequent Diarrhea or Prolonged Constipation.
>Digestion difficulties, such as, Heartburn, Reflux, etc.
>Gestational Diabetes, Hypertension, or other high risk pregnancies.
>I
 don’t want to gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, how can I control my weight gain?
>I am not gaining any weight during pregnancy, what can I do?
>What is best for me to eat during pregnancy and what should I not eat? What about vitamins & minerals?
>What is best for me to eat during the months of breastfeeding and what should I not eat?
>How can I lose weight after my baby is born?
>I want to learn how to eat healthy and achieve and then maintain my ideal body weight.
>When my baby is ready to start solids, how should I feed my baby?

And more...

It is highly recommended to attend at least 3 counseling sessions for maintanence.  Our Dietitian is specialized in prenatal and postpartum nutrition and infant nutrition. Please call DOUM to make your first appointment.

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