EXPRESS PRENATAL SUPPLEMENT ONLINE CONSULT
Are you planning on trying for a baby this year?
Well if you are, turns out you should ALREADY be taking a prenatal multivitamin or supplement RIGHT NOW to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy!
In fact, supplementing with folate, in addition to a diet rich in folate containing foods, is recommended by most national bodies to start 3 months before you conceive to avoid deficiency and build up stores in your body to avoid neural tube defects such as spina bifida (FSANZ, 2016).
The most common question I get asked as a fertility & prenatal dietitian and nutritionist is....
"What is the BEST prenatal supplement to take?"
Despite what you may think or have been told, the answer is there is no one prenatal multi that suits every single woman!
Your individual nutritional needs for a healthy pregnancy depends on a number of different factors, including:
- Medical history
For example, women with Coeliac disease or women who have had bariatric or weight loss surgery need more folic acid due to potentially reduced absorbance in the gut! (RANZCOG guideline, 2017)
- Dietary patterns
Are you vegan, plant-based or vegetarian, or just don't like fish, seafood and meat? This can change your prenatal supplement recommendation!
For example, women with a body mass index over 30 may need additional folic acid to support their pregnancy (RANZCOG guideline, 2017).
- Blood work and history of nutrient deficiencies
Iron, vitamin D or B12, zinc and folate to name a few! And with 1 in 5 women being iron deficient and 1 in 4 being vitamin D deficient, this is definitely key to consider!
- If you're already pregnant - what trimester you're in, across the trimesters you have different nutritional demands (and symptoms too), let a dietitian tailor it to you!
So how do you know you are taking the right prenatal supplement for you?
Well, that's where my 30 min online EXPRESS prenatal supplement consults comes to the rescue!
I know, you're a busy woman and you already are working on improving your diet and lifestyle before having a baby, and you've got the basics covered - fruit, veggies, lean meats, healthy fats, wholegrains and dairy foods - you know this stuff!
But you just need to be pointed in the right direction when it comes to choosing a prenatal supplement that is right for nourishing you, filling in those gaps and supporting a healthy baby!
Feel CONFIDENT and INFORMED about the decisions you make about your future child's health from the very start.
As a fertility & prenatal dietitian & nutritionist, I am across every single prenatal supplement that hits the market, any changes and even those that aren't available in stores, I do all the scouting, sifting and analysing for you.
In this 30 min express prenatal express 100% online consult, you will receive:
- A careful assessment of your prenatal nutritional status and key factors that would affect your nutrient needs for a healthy pregnancy.
- A bespoke supplementation plan from an expert fertility & prenatal dietitian & nutritionist emailed to you after the appointment with instructions on where to buy it!
- Any additional pregnancy nutrition tips & tricks we can squeeze into our half an hour together.
Ready to stop feeling so confused in the pharmacy aisles trying to decipher teeny tiny nutrition labels of every prenatal supplement on the market?
Squeeze the 30 min consult into a lunch break at work or whilst you're prepping your dinner, all from your smartphone or web-cam enabled computer and get your prenatal supplement questions answered!
Book in your express prenatal consult online today