Natural Healthy Pregnancy
So you’ve found out you’re pregnant – congratulations! After getting over the initial excitement and shock, you are probably wondering what you can do to support this new life. Doctors may have warned you about foods to avoid, not to drink alcohol and to reduce caffeine, but so far, my guess is no one has told you what you should be eating.
Why is it important to eat well during pregnancy?
Much of the preparation for pregnancy and birth is focussed on avoiding risks, but did you know that the way you eat throughout pregnancy can boost your baby’s IQ, lower their future disease and obesity risk, make birth easier and less painful and help you recover faster post-birth?
How does the way I eat during pregnancy affect my baby?
A healthy, balanced diet during pregnancy can reduce the chances of your baby developing obesity, diabetes and heart disease later in life. Eating well and taking certain probiotics throughout your pregnancy can also dramatically reduce the chances of your baby developing asthma, eczema and hay fever after they are born.
How can a Clinical Nutritionist help?
We can work together to optimise your diet and lifestyle throughout your pregnancy to help reduce symptoms of morning sickness, heartburn, reflux, fatigue and constipation naturally. I can help you answer questions like:
Which prenatal supplement should I be taking?
How should I be eating throughout pregnancy?
How can I reduce my future child's lifelong disease risk?
Which foods do I really need to be avoiding?
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About Nourished Natural Health
My name is Tamika and I run Nourished Natural Health, a natural health clinic with expertise in fertility, hormonal balance and digestion. I hold a Bachelor degree in Nutritional Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Teaching, which I use in combination to foster growth and learning. I work with clients in a partnership which empowers you to take control of your own health. I practice holistic healthcare which means I take an in depth look at all aspects of your life, not just what you put in your mouth. Your environment, stress, exercise, sleep, personal life and medical history can have just as big an influence on your health as your diet.
Read more about my story here.
What qualifications do you have?
I hold a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine), Bachelor of Education and am a Trained Fertility Awareness Educator.
How much does an appointment cost?
Pricing breakdown can be viewed here.
Can I get a health fund rebate?
Certain Australian private health funds offer rebates for nutrition consults, at varying levels of cover. Please see Health Fund Rebates to determine if you fund may offer you a rebate.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend on how far through your pregnancy you are. On average, assuming everything is progressing well, I would like to see you roughly once a trimester to give you specific strategies to maximise nutrition in this period and minimise symptoms like heartburn, nausea and fatigue.