The LodeStone Center provides maternal nutrition counseling as part of our wellness services. We have a registered dietitian who you can schedule appointments with either stand alone, or along with one of our mental health clinicians. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at 847-802-4058.
The nutritional status of women when becoming pregnant, during pregnancy, and after birth can have significant influence on fetal, infant, and maternal health outcomes. Nutrition counseling focuses on enhancing the quality of the diet, by educating which foods and what quantities individuals need to consume in order to achieve optimal dietary intake.
Nutrition Counseling and Pregnancy:
Nutritional Counseling goes beyond assisting normal pregnancies, it can help women who have developed gestational diabetes (GDM), as well as work with women who struggle with infertility issues that maybe related to nutrition, such as PCOS, hormone imbalances, and weight concerns.
After pregnancy, concerns over babies’ nutrient needs through feeding, whether breastfeeding or formula, are common reasons to seek nutrition services. If a mother chooses to breastfeed, our dietitian can help women make sure they are balancing their own nutrients and fluids for their energy requirements as well as their growing newborns.
Common Maternal Nutrition Counseling Topics:
- Diet and meal planning
- Healthy weight maintenance
- Regulate disordered eating or eating disorders
- Managing diseases that disrupt pregnancy and fertility
- Breastfeeding support
- Infant nutritional needs
- Family feeding dynamics
If you have any questions or concerns regarding maternal nutrition counseling, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with us. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our professionals, contact us today.