Prenatal Care

Are you planning on having a baby or are you pregnant now? Planning meals for you and your baby requires education and practice.

Nutrition Inventory

  • Do you eat enough foods with calcium and iron?
  • Do you tend to skip meals?
  • Are you taking a vitamin supplement?
  • Do you have any family history of diabetes?
  • What physical activity and or exercise do you do weekly?

You’re Not Fat! You’re Pregnant

  • Weight gain for the mom — what to expect
  • One to three months (adults): two to four pounds weight gain.
  • One to three months (teens): four to six pounds weight gain.
  • Three to six months: three pounds per month.
  • Six to nine months: one pound per week.
  • Needed weight gain will vary based on weight prior to conception.
  • Appropriate weight gain of twenty-five to thirty pounds is desirable. This will vary depending upon your prior health and weight.
  • If you are underweight, you may need to gain more.
  • If you are overweight, you may need to gain less.

Medical Nutritionist Network will provide:

  • Pre-conception nutrition and health assessment to begin your pregnancy at optimum health.
  • Specific guidelines to promote gradual weight gain during a healthy pregnancy.
  • Outline of a care plan for breastfeeding and bottle-feeding.
  • Guidance for maintaining the mother’s health after delivery.
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