Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Midwifery Nutritional Consultation :)

On Friday I had my first Midwifery Nutrition Consultation. The expectant mother is 8 weeks pregnant and wanting to know what she should do nutritionally to help her baby (and herself) to be as healthy as possible and to give her baby the best start in life.
We had a wonderful time talking and discussing what she can do. She's wanting to be vegetarian and a lot of people had told her that she couldn't get enough protein with a vegetarian diet. After showing her the charts of foods and how much protein they have she saw very clearly that it's easy to get enough protein and all of the other needed nutrients on a vegetarian diet. We had a nice time discussing: meal plans, timing, how to prevent heartburn, good foods for pregnancy, general foods to avoid, etc.
I'm looking forward to working with her throughout her pregnancy and seeing the wonderful results.


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