Does your Nutritionist Specialize in Fertility and Pregnancy?
by Margaret Eich, MS, RDN
Does your nutritionist specialize in fertility and pregnancy? At Pulling Down the Moon, our licensed dietitian nutritionists specialize in helping clients adjust their diet to maximize fertility and promote a healthy pregnancy. This requires advanced training in how specific nutrients, nutrient deficiencies, foods, dietary patterns, and macronutrients affect fertility. The sheer volume of information available on the internet and in books can be quite overwhelming and isn’t always reliable. Your Pulling Down the Moon nutritionist can help you sort out the facts from the myths and help you hone in on the habits that will be most likely to positively impact your fertility.
The second piece of what we do as nutritionists is not only providing you with information, but also with assistance with implementation. Sometimes we know what we need to do, but we struggle to do it on a consistent basis, because we’re busy with the many obligations of modern life. Your nutritionist can help you prioritize and set goals and provide you with support in reaching those goals. Often having a partner to provide support, accountability, ideas, and recipes can make a world of difference.
Beyond optimizing nutrition when trying to conceive, did you know that we also work with women in optimizing their nutrition during pregnancy for the healthiest outcome possible for mother and baby? During pregnancy, the requirement for many nutrients goes up and eating nutrient dense food is more important than ever, during a time when there may be pregnancy side effects making healthy certain foods you used to love less appealing. Keeping your weight gain within guidelines may also help prevent gestational diabetes and the need for a C-section. If you’re struggling with gaining enough weight or are a vegetarian and vegan, we can help assist you in ensuring you’re meeting your nutrient needs and the baby’s. Pregnancy is also a great time to work on your relationship with food, since parents’ habits and relationship with food often get passed on to their children
Thinking of trying out a nutrition appointment? Now is a great time, as initial nutrition consultations are 20% off in the month of March for National Nutrition Month.