Nutrition and Dietetics

Healthy eating when you are pregnant is important—a nourishing diet (plus a supplement that contains folic acid and iodine) is essential for good health for you and your growing baby.

Early in pregnancy, the quality of your diet can influence how your baby's organs develop. Later in pregnancy, your diet influences baby's growth and brain development.
 

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The  information in these webpages will hopefully inspire and motivate you to eat well during your pregnancy, but sometimes balancing things like weight gain, food preferences, and nutritional needs can be a juggle. Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has dietitians available to talk to if you would like more information or help with your diet during this time.

Nourishing nutrition in pregnancy

Nourishing nutrition in pregnancy

The five food groups

The five food groups

Food safety

Food safety

Managing pregnancy discomforts

Managing pregnancy discomforts

The facts on nutrients important for pregnancy

The facts on nutrients important for pregnancy

Vegetarian and vegan eating

Vegetarian and vegan eating

Drinks–what’s recommended, what’s off the menu?

Drinks–what’s recommended, what’s off the menu?

Healthy weight in pregnancy

Healthy weight in pregnancy

Meal plans and recipes

Meal plans and recipes

Nine months of nutrition

Nine months of nutrition

txt4two program

txt4two program

Making changes for better health

Making changes for better health

Myth busting

Myth busting

mater4newmums program

mater4newmums program

Our latest articles about diet and preconception, pregnancy, and new motherhood

Our latest articles about diet and preconception, pregnancy, and new motherhood

Safe exercise in pregnancy

Safe exercise in pregnancy

Exercising your abdominal muscles

Exercising your abdominal muscles

The essential ingredients—your guide to the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals nutrition service

Introducing our wide range of high quality services available at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, providing you with the best nutrition advice, care and support to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
 

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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