NUTRITION FOR PREGNANCY FROM CONCEPTION TO CONTRACTION
It is not really "Eating for two," but what are the calorie and nutrient goals during pregnancy? Whether you are just beginning your counseling journey with pregnant women or looking for the most recent research and current dietary guidelines, join us for a discussion of the basics of nutrition during pregnancy from the point of conception up until labor begins. We will review nutrient and calorie needs, DRIs and dietary guidelines. We will examine current recommendations for food safety during pregnancy, weight gain guidelines and the common complications of pregnancy and ways that nutrition can affect them.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
State calorie needs and weight gain guidelines during pregnancy.
Name the nutrients of concern during pregnancy.
List the foods that are recommended to avoid during pregnancy.
Understand the common complications of pregnancy and the impact nutrition can have on them.
About the Presenter: Meghan Mueller, MS, RDN/ CD-N, IBCLC/RLC, LCCE
Meghan Mueller, MS, RDN/ CD-N, IBCLC/RLC, LCCE, has had 10 years of experience supporting pregnant women and young families in a variety of capacities. She has worked as a nutritionist with the WIC Program at both the local and state levels. She also counseled patients of all ages as an outpatient dietitian at a community health center and facilitated a weight management program for children and adolescents. During her work with breastfeeding women at WIC, Meghan became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has facilitated postpartum support groups for women in several settings. Because of the connection of birth and its effect on breastfeeding, Meghan also became a Childbirth Educator. Meghan has a new appreciation for all things pregnancy-birth-breastfeeding related after becoming a mother herself, and is a mom to 3 young children.