Are you unsure about nutrition and exercise during pregnancy?

Are you unsure about nutrition and exercise during pregnancy?

Bringing a new life into this world is an exciting experience and one which requires a close look at good nutrition for both you and your growing baby.

But it’s not always easy to know—or understand—what foods you should and shouldn’t be eating.

The same goes for exercise; it’s important to keep yourself healthy, but what exercises should and shouldn’t be done during pregnancy?

Head over to this coming Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am to have your questions answered by Mater dietitian Dr Shelley Wilkinson, midwife Chris Reily and physiotherapist Belinda Long in our live forum.

By joining the conversation you can also win a Mater maternity and baby care products prize pack containing Mater Body Balm for pregnancy, Mater Baby Wash and Mater Baby Moisturiser.

To take part, simply join our Mater’s Mothers’ Group and visit from 10 – 11 am, Wednesday 11 December.

Dr Shelley Wilkinson
Dr Shelly Wilkinson has a PhD in Health Psychology and 20 years’ experience as a dietitian. She specialises in women's health, including pre and postnatal nutrition. She develops and runs programs blending dietetics and psychology—supporting women and their families to live healthier lifestyles through nutrition.

Belinda Long
Belinda has more than five years of experience in working with both antenatal and postnatal women to help achieve optimal health and wellness. She has a particular interest in antenatal and postnatal exercise classes, infant massage and assisting women to achieve their goals through pregnancy and beyond.

Chris Riley
Chris Riley is a midwife with more than 30 years’ experience. She currently works in fertility services and is passionate about empowering couples to work in an holistic way towards pregnancy and parenthood.


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