The Gut Microbiome: From pre-conception to childhood

The gut microbiome of your child develops from before they are conceived, they depend on their mother’s gut microbiome composition, the use of antibiotics and probiotics during and after pregnancy or infancy, mode of delivery (vaginal vs C-section), breastfeeding or formula feeding and introduction of solids.

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How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

How to choose a prenatal vitamin and the key nutrients to look for including folic acid or folate, iodine, omega-3 fats (DHA), iron, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and choline. Recommendations by an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist – Stefanie Valakas – The Dietologist

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Omega-3s – The Magic Ingredient?

What is the role of omega-3 rich diet, food and omega-3 supplements, including fish oil in fertility and pregnancy. Omega 3 and pregnancy, omega 3 and baby brain, omega 3 supplements, foods high in omega 3, vegan omega 3, marine omega 3. Omega 3 and trying to conceive, omega 3 and pre-term delivery. By Stefanie Valakas APD Dietitian & Nutritionist, The Dietologist.

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Eating for Reflux

Reflux in pregnancy – what to eat for reflux, what not to eat for reflux, including whether to eat or avoid acidic foods, spicy foods and coffee for reflux. What to do to help acid reflux with nutrition, especially during pregnancy. A blog by Stefanie Valakas APD, Dietitian & Nutritionist, The Dietologist.

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What can you eat during pregnancy?

Foods to avoid during pregnancy are numbered, leaving many mothers-to-be feeling scared and confused about what they CAN eat. Here’s a list of what you should be eating MORE of during pregnancy for a happy & healthy pregnancy and baby! FYI it definitely is not eating for two! A blog by Stefanie Valakas APD, Dietitian & Nutritionist, The Dietologist.

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