Maintaining a good diet during pregnancy is very important as it ensures that you and your baby both remain healthy. However, there is much to learn and understand about what a ‘good diet’ really is.
There are foods that you can continue to eat during your pregnancy and other foods that you should avoid. Your need for specific nutrients is increased and it’s very important to learn how to satisfy those needs. Some people might suggest you are now eating for two, but does that really mean you should be consuming twice the calories. Some pregnant women also suffer from morning sickness, changes in taste and specific food cravings.
Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a partnership with a qualified nutritionist, Peita Hynes, to provide diet and nutritional advice and support to patients in our facility.
Peita has over 14 years’ experience in the health industry, having started her career as an exercise physiologist with UQ Sport. She has been a practicing dietitian for over 11 years, working with a range of clients from new mothers to professional athletes.
Peita specialises in weight management and sports nutrition and has worked in a variety of settings including Queensland Health, corporate health, private practice and the Queensland Academy of Sport. She also worked as the Brisbane Lions Football Club’s Sports Dietitian from 2010-2013.
As a mum to a four-year old daughter and two-year old son, Peita uses her professional expertise and personal insight to support women in maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight both during and after pregnancy. She is a proud advocate of women’s health.
Peita works with patients to develop a healthy diet plan tailored to each person’s individual needs. She can help mother and baby throughout the stages of pregnancy and life, through pre-conception to post-natal nutrition.
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