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, Rebecca Disher, to provide diet and nutritional advice and support to patients in our facility.
With a double degree in Nutrition/Dietitics and Human Movements- Exercise Physiology, Bec has been working in the health industry for over 20 years, both as an accredited practising dietitian, paediatric dietitian, sports dietitian, as well as being a personal trainer/qualified exercise physiologist. She is very passionate about creating a healthy lifestyle for her clients but also looks at long term holistic health strategies to ensure you can live your best life.
Bec has worked in the field of pre- and post-natal care for the past 8 years with extensive knowledge and experience working with ladies through fertility treatments/issues, PCOS, pre-natal and post-natal weight management and post-natal health for both mother and baby. Bec’s goal is to help as many people as she can to have a positive relationship with food and how food can help rather than hinder someone’s life.
- SDA Accredited sports dietitian
- ISAK skinfold accreditation
- Sweat test accreditation
- Paediatric Nutrition accreditation
- First aid and CPR
My areas of specialty include:
- Pre and post-natal nutrition, including fertility and PCOS related issues
- T2DM, T1DM, Gestational Diabetes, PCOS
- Women’s health (osteoporosis, menopause)
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Paediatric nutrition (infant to adolescence) specialising in failure to thrive, fussy eating, intolerance/allergy, food sensitivities, IBS related issues, weight concerns
- Allergies, intolerance and IBS
- Weight management (loss/gain)
- Sports nutrition for teams, adult and paediatric athletes, including sweat, hydration and anthropometry testing
- Presentations and Cooking classes
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) (Hons); Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement studies) (Hons); Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Need more information?
Rebecca Disher is part of the Eat Smart Nutrition team. For more information visit www.eatsmartnutrition.com or call Rebecca on 0411 632 414.
Further information to assist you to maintain good nutrition is available here: