Take the guess work out of pregnancy weight gain

Take the guess work out of pregnancy weight gain

Mater dietitians have developed a new easy-to-use Pregnancy Weight Tracker which takes the guess-work out of weight gain during pregnancy by allowing women to track their weekly weight gain against international and Australian guidelines.

Monitoring pregnancy weight gain is important for women’s health and that of their baby. 

Women who gain weight above recommendations are more likely to have longer hospital stays, caesarean sections, high blood pressure and diabetes in pregnancy. 

They are also more likely to have trouble losing this weight after their baby is born and have difficulty breastfeeding while women who do not gain enough weight are more likely to deliver their baby early. 

Expectant mothers are invited to attend Optimal Pregnancy Nutrition workshops in South Brisbane where they will receive a ‘Healthy Eating in Pregnancy’ booklet that contains the Pregnancy Weight Tracker. 

Alternatively, women may attend an individual appointment with a Mater Health and Wellness Dietitian where they will receive this booklet as part of their consultation. 

Further details are available at wellness.mater.org.au or call Mater Health and Wellness on 07 3163 6000.

 

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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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