Nutrition For Dynamic Women
A woman’s health needs change throughout life. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians can provide dietary advice for a range of women’s health issues including:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
This condition is of unknown cause and is associated with irregular menstrual cycles, excessive hair growth, acne, obesity, infertility and the possible development of diabetes and osteoporosis later in life. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians can assist with dietary advice and other lifestyle adjustments to ensure you manage your PCOS effectively and achieve your health goals – whether they are weight management or to become pregnant.
Meeting the increased nutritional requirements of pregnancy and managing weight gain during this special time of life are key goals for pregnant women. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians will undertake a detailed assessment of your current diet and any changes to your appetite and food preferences you’ve experienced since becoming pregnant. We will monitor your progress right up until the birth of your baby. If there is a family history of allergies or gestational diabetes you will need special attention and ongoing care.
Your breast milk provides perfect nutrition to match your baby’s changing needs. Each baby is different but a new born can feed eight to twelve times in 24 hours. This can be exhausting work and it is very important to pay special attention to the mother’s diet for both mother and child. A breastfeeding mother should eat regular nutritious meals and snacks to meet the extra needs for making breast milk and feeding. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians can provide dietary advice to ensure you achieve nutritional adequacy and monitor your baby’s growth. A few tips from the experts for successful weaning and introduction of solids can be helpful. If there is a family history of allergies you will need special attention and ongoing care.
This can be an important time for assessing your diet to ensure you are obtaining an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D to encourage bone strength, which will help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It is also a time where weight changes can occur so planning your diet and having the support of an Accredited Practising Dietitian can make a big difference to achieving and maintaining good health at this stage of life.