Looking for a dietitian specialising in pregnancy related issues?
So, you have found out the wonderful news that you are carrying a little human. Congratulations!!! What an exciting time for you and your loved ones!
You may have been preparing for this journey for a long time or only since last week… whichever your circumstance, you are most likely feeling totally responsible for the new life inside of you, not wanting to muck things up in any way, and wanting to do all you can to ensure your baby grows and develops as healthily as they should.
You can rest assured that everyone entering pregnancy feels this way, and as exciting and overwhelming as it can feel, just by even reading this, you are on the right track to taking the best care of your and your baby’s health, now and in the future.
Even better, you have come to the right place for information on how to care for you and your baby through evidence based, scientifically proven advice from someone who has completed over 12 years of university and post graduate education, 8 in the field of nutrition, and 4 specifically in the field of prenatal nutrition. The great news is that I have done all the hard work for you and present the most up to date, reliable and valid nutrition advice you could receive.
Pregnancy is a unique window of time where what you eat can impact not only on your own health but also your baby’s health, and the health of your baby’s babies. Yes, you read that correctly… pregnancy is a unique OPPORTUNITY for you to reset your own health and the health of your family and future generations!!!
I have always had a passion for health and fitness, and first earned my B Bus Man in marketing at the University of Queensland whilst working as a fitness and aerobics instructor in my spare time. Down the track, I wanted to apply my passion and knowledge to help others to improve their health so took on a further four years of tertiary education to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) in Nutrition and Dietetics at the internationally acclaimed Queensland University of Technology.
Over the past ten years, I have worked as a dietitian in various private practice and research roles and have been involved in the management of women who were pregnant, have had children or are wanting to have children. I have educated and supported these women throughout their pregnancy journey, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and tools to achieve healthy pregnancy outcomes for themselves and their baby.
Together, we’ve tackled concerns surrounding
- how to best nourish your body to prepare for pregnancy and labour, support your growing bub and recover post birth
- how to best manage, pregnancy related symptoms such as nausea, heartburn and constipation
- danger foods to avoid and nutrients to increase
- how to safely achieve a healthy weight before, during, and post pregnancy
- how to boost your milk supply
- how to optimise your little one’s growth and development
After receiving several prestigious research scholarships throughout my studies and having three beautiful children of my own, I completed a post graduate degree in research to upskill specifically in the area I am most passionate about prenatal nutrition.
I am privileged and honoured to share my knowledge and wealth of experience with women at all stages throughout the pregnancy lifecycle. I am here to support you!
Help me help you!
Whether you are planning to have a baby, are already pregnant or you’ve had a baby and need some support in better managing your health during this pivotal and exciting time, I can help.
I have experience in treating a range of general clinical conditions and have an extensive understanding of diet-disease relationships. I have a particular interest in pregnancy-related nutrition and health (including the pre-conception, prenatal and postnatal periods) and have recently received APD certification in advanced paediatric nutrition. I am therefore equipped to help mums to be, pregnant women and new mums and bubs who may require support in managing their health.
I like to promote an education and outcomes-based approach, and I make sure patients are assessed and evaluated regularly to review if programs are working for them. I provide patients with education, tools and practical skills (individualised meal planning/goal setting/mindfulness strategies/ label reading etc) to meet their nutritional requirements while fitting into their lifestyle and family needs.
Importantly, I authentically care for the health and well-being of my patients and build a positive relationship based on trust, respect, empathy, compassion, and encouragement with the people in my care.