Pregnancy and Lactation
Congratulations on your pregnancy! We all know, that nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy pregnancy, so let’s give you and baby every possible opportunity to thrive. If you would like additional nutritional advice during your pregnancy, we are here to help. You may have additional dietary needs to consider, such as an allergy or intolerance or managing a health condition or issue. Or perhaps you have had bariatric surgery? Or you may just be conscious of needing to optimise your macro and micronutrients at this time. Desi and the team at Tree of Life can devise a great strategy for the health of you and baby.
Management of gestational diabetes
A wonderful, uncomplicated pregnancy is the goal for every mother, but sometimes complications do arise, such as gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes impacts your body’s ability to maintain healthy glucose levels in your blood.
The good news is, we can use diet to help control your blood sugar. In many cases, your blood sugar range will return to normal after your baby is born. So, in the meantime, how do we optimise your nutrition, and reduce your risk of further complications?
Desi can support you to manage your gestational diabetes with a plan for healthy eating and physical activity. Sounds simple, but these changes are crucial to lower your blood sugar levels and reduce the likelihood you may need insulin injections. Desi is highly experienced in diabetes management and can offer you an enjoyable family-friendly eating plan which you can maintain after the baby is born too!
Need help to optimise your milk supply? Or want to breastfeed while managing your own dietary needs or a special condition? Perhaps your breastfed baby is experiencing symptoms which point to a food allergy or intolerance?
Desi is an experienced lactation dietitian who can help in all three cases.
Breastfeeding looks so easy, but getting that supply right, especially in the early days can be challenging. Desi works through your nutrition to help baby thrive, whatever your concern. As a mother herself, Desi understands this time, and how important it is to feel confident and supported in your nutrition – and your choices!