Nutrition and Dietetics

Nine months of nutrition

Healthy eating when you are pregnant is important—a balanced diet (plus a supplement that contains folic acid and iodine) is essential for good health, as well as for your growing baby. Early in pregnancy, the quality of your diet can influence how your baby's organs develop. Later in pregnancy, your diet influences baby's growth and development. The resources on this page provide information about good nutrition during pregnancy.

Food, fertility and you: positive changes you can make when planning a pregnancy

You may have been wondering if there is any special diet to follow that may help you fall pregnant. You may have even increased or cut out various foods to see if it makes a difference. This video will give you the most up-to-date information on diet and fertility.

 

Nine months of nutrition: nutrition for a growing baby and a glowing mum

During pregnancy the energy of kilojoules you need doesn’t increase too much, but your requirements for many nutrients do change. This is an important time for you to make good food choices. In this presentation we take a look at what you should aim to eat from the five food groups each day to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

 

Nine months of nutrition: the essential ingredients—your guide to the Mater Mothers’ Hospital nutrition service

Introducing the wide range of high quality services available at Mater Mothers’ Hospital that provide the best nutrition advice, care and support to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

 

Nine months of nutrition: pregnancy side-dishes—tips to manage common pregnancy side effects

Many women experience pregnancy discomforts. These may include morning sickness, constipation, heartburn and feeling overfull. This presentation explores practical tips to help manage these side-effects while maintaining a nourishing diet for the healthiest pregnancy possible.

 

Nine months of nutrition: non-essential ingredients—helping you tell the difference between safe and unsafe foods in pregnancy

In pregnancy, there are food types and amounts recommended for optimal nutrition. However, there are other foods and nutrients that we eat and drink that may influence your pregnancy, and not always in a safe manner. This presentation provides the most up-to-date information on caffeine, artificial sweeteners, mercury, alcohol and food safety (including Listeria), to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

 

Nine months of nutrition: growing a baby—managing healthy weight gain

Weight gain in pregnancy is a matter of balance. You need to balance the foods you eat with the amount of activity you do, as well as ensuring your baby is growing well. This presentation explores ways to manage healthy weight gain by eating to appetite, making good food choices and tracking your weight on your Personalised Pregnancy Weight Tracker.

 

Nine months of nutrition: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail—quick and easy nutrition tips

When you are pregnant, you aren’t eating for two, but you do need to eat twice as well. This video is about practical ways to get the best food for you and your growing baby every day.

 

Nine months of nutrition: nutrition for new mums

This presentation takes us beyond your pregnancy to share some healthy lifestyle tips worth considering while you’ve got some time up your sleeve before your baby arrives.

 

Nine months of nutrition: an introduction to gestational diabetes

If you have recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, also known as GDM, you may have many questions. This short video will step you through the most up-to-date information about diet and GDM before you see the dietitian and diabetes educator.


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