Jun 7, 2022
Consuming a healthy diet during pregnancy is an obvious and
accepted recommedation. However, what exactly is a "healthy diet"
in this context? In addition, there are specific nutrients which
are crucial for the healthy development of the child, including
nutrients which may be difficult to consume enough of. In addition
there are nutrients and foods that need to limited or avoided
during this period.
In this episode, researcher and dietitian Dr. Julie Abayomi discusses important nutrients in pregnancy (e.g. iodine, DHA, and folic acid), as well as potentially problematic nutrients/foods (e.g. high-mercury fish and caffeine). In addition, she discusses the current debates about weight gain/loss during pregnancy, as well as what supports are needed for health professionals supporting pregnant women.
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