EXPRESS PRENATAL SUPPLEMENT CONSULT
Looking For The Best Prenatal Supplement For You And Your Future Baby?
Our 30 minute online express prenatal supplement consultation is here to provide you with expert advice – not what Instagram Ads are telling you to buy!
Iron? Vitamin D? Choline? Finding The Right Prenatal Supplement Sounds Like A Daunting Process.
It doesn’t need to be! Despite our best efforts, even the most well-rounded diet still has some gaps. However, there’s a simple way to find the right supplement for you.
Let’s face it; there are a lot of prenatal supplements on the market. They all claim to be the best at what they do, but how can that be when there are so many of them? After all, they can’t all be the best! With all of the choices available to us, it’s no surprise if you feel overwhelmed and confused when it comes to choosing the right prenatal supplement for you.
That’s just the thing— choosing the right one for you. Every body is different in that your body may need more of certain prenatal vitamins or minerals based on your medical or family history, age, blood results or body size. It was confusing enough before when there was a larger-than-life shelf full of prenatal supplements in front of you begging you to pick the right one, but now there are so many additional factors to consider that we wouldn’t blame you if you felt like giving up.
Whatever you do, procrastinating on a prenatal vitamin choice is not a good idea! We should, in fact, be starting a prenatal supplement at least 3 months before actively trying for a baby. And did you know, that some people trying to conceive with certain medical histories require up to 10 times more folic acid than the rest of the population from pre-conception through to the end of your first trimester?!Taking a prenatal supplement prevents nutrient deficiencies and builds up stores in your body, helping to avoid neural tube defects such as spina bifida (FSANZ, 2016) in your unborn baby.
Only 4 Out Of 534 Women In A Recent Study Were Able To Meet Nutrient Targets For Folate, Calcium, Iron, And Zinc
Yes, you read that right! Only 4 out of 534 women in a recent study published by our very own Kaylee Slater APD were able to meet their nutrient targets for folate, calcium, iron, and zinc from their diet alone! Results from this 2020 study revealed we need to be considering the practical use of a prenatal multi-vitamin from pre-conception through to post-partum alongside a nutritious diet.
What Could Be Influencing Your Prenatal Supplement Needs?
Your individual dietary needs depend on a number of different factors, including:
Women with Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis) or those who’ve had bariatric or weight loss surgery require more folic acid due to potentially reduced absorbance in the gut (RANZCOG guideline, 2017).
Are you vegan, plant-based or vegetarian, or just don’t like fish, seafood or meat? This could influence your prenatal supplement recommendation, including which products meet your preferences and nutrient requirements.
Women with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 may need additional folic acid to support a healthy pregnancy (RANZCOG guideline, 2017).
Blood Work And History Of Nutrient Deficiencies
Iron, vitamin D or B12, calcium, zinc, and iodine are common deficiencies we see, just to name a few! With 1 in 5 women being iron deficient and 1 in 4 being vitamin D deficient, this is definitely a key consideration when it comes to finding the right supplement for you!
If You’re Already Pregnant
During each trimester, you have different nutritional demands (and symptoms, too), so let a fertility and pregnancy dietitian tailor your supplementation to you and your current needs to ensure you’re nourished and comfortable (bye bye yucky supplement side effects of constipation and nausea!)
We’ll ask you additional questions about your health, lifestyle, and medical history and goals to create a tailored plan for you and your needs.
It’s Time To Find The Right Prenatal Supplement For YOU
Say goodbye to wandering the chemist aisles and hello to prenatal clarity!
You WILL Feel Confident Knowing That You’re Taking The Best Prenatal Supplement For Both You And Your Baby.
You WILL Feel Relief That An Expert Is On Your Side To Guide You Through Your Fertility Journey.
You WILL Feel Empowered And Knowledgeable Thanks To Our Tips And Tricks.
You WILL Get Peace Of Mind Knowing That You’re Doing Everything You Can For Your Unborn Child.
EXPRESS PRENATAL SUPPLEMENT CONSULT
Give Your Baby The Best Head Start
You’ve got the basics covered. Fruit, vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, the works. Great! But as you learn more about pregnancy and the whole journey that comes before you even try to conceive, you realise there’s more to it. Eating well is certainly one piece of the puzzle, but what you may have thought was a 500 piece puzzle can quickly turn into 1,000!
With a bit of knowledge, it can be easy to find yourself realising how much you don’t know. Don’t worry— we’ve got you covered. We’ll point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the prenatal supplement that will nourish you, fill in any nutrient gaps, and support a healthy, growing baby.
Frequently asked questions
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A careful assessment of your prenatal nutritional status, considering key factors that may affect your nutrient needs for a healthy pregnancy.
A bespoke supplementation plan from an expert fertility and prenatal dietitian emailed to you following your appointment, including instructions on where to buy your recommended products.
Any additional pregnancy tips and tricks we can squeeze into our time together, giving you the most bang for your buck!
Hey, We’re The Dietologist team – Stefanie, Kaylee & Candice!
We’re The Terrific Trio Behind The Dietologist. While We Get To Know You, We Think It’s Only Fair That You Get to Know Us, Too!
I’m Stefanie Valakas, Accredited Practising Dietitian and founder of The Dietologist. I began my career as a dietitian in children’s nutrition before transitioning to reproductive health, fertility and pregnancy nutrition, so it’s safe to say I know my stuff! I love focusing on fertility, reproductive health, and nutrition to help hopeful parents improve their health for themselves and their future child too!
I’m Kaylee Slater, Accredited Practising Dietitian and a PhD candidate, in addition to my work at The Dietologist. I’m on a mission to teach women about the importance of their diet before, during, and after pregnancy, and I love using the latest scientifically-backed strategies.
I’m Candice Crellin, Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 14 years of experience supporting individuals with their health goals. I’m inspired to help others on their fertility and pregnancy journey after navigating my own trials to growing my own family. I cannot wait to empower you on our unique path to parenthood!
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