In: Fertility & Pregnancy Nutrition

7 Pregnancy & Post Bub Mood improving Nutrition Tips
February 20, 2021

By Dr Anita Star The research tells us that mums nutrition during pregnancy will impact on the brain development and cognitive…

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Pregnant with Twins or more?
February 19, 2021

Nutritionally a twin or higher order multiple pregnancy places a lot of extra demands on the body. As a dietitian working in this space we help you optimise your diet to maximise the chance of better pregnancy outcomes for you and your babies, by considering the following factors….

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5 nutrition tips for pregnancy that can help boost a babies brain development and brain power!
February 19, 2021

Did you know that nutrition research shows that diet during pregnancy can impact upon the babies brain development and even on…

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The Mediterranean Inspired Food Shop for optimal fertility and pregnancy outcomes
February 18, 2021

What ingredients do you need to use to get the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in for fertility and pregnancy? Dr Anita Star Fertility and Pregnancy Dietitian, takes you through a healthy food shop and the key ingredients you need to include in your trolley.

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Iron deficiency in Pregnancy and Babies over 6 months
February 18, 2021

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency I see in my practice. It is a big problem in many pregnant…

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Folate an essential supplement 3 month pre-pregnancy & during pregnancy
January 26, 2021

Folate is essential to a healthy pregnancy, as it is used in the formation of the brain and nervous system early…

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Benefits to Great Pregnancy Nutrition
January 26, 2021

By Dr Anita Star Most women we talk to do not understand the huge impact good pregnancy nutrition can have on…

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Is Vegan eating health for Pregnancy or Children?
January 26, 2021

Vegan eating and keto are the two biggest diet fads at the moment, they are almost on opposite ends of the…

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love fish in pregnancy!
December 2, 2020

Yes that is right we love fish in pregnancy! I thought you had to avoid fish in pregnancy I hear many…

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Is the Keto diet safe in pregnancy?
November 26, 2020

The popularity of the keto diet for weight management is at an all time high in the community, and some people…

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Think P for Poo- Dealing with Pregnancy Constipation
November 26, 2020

Errrggghhh Constipation. Everyone said when women get pregnant they glow. No one told you about all the unpleasant side effects right?…

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What is Kombucha and is it safe in pregnancy?
July 5, 2020

What is Kombucha and is it safe in pregnancy? (In short probably not -sorry!)

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Bariatric obesity surgery in women leads to greater risk of serious birth complications if they fall pregnant
February 18, 2020

Dr Anita Star Pregnancy and Fertility dietitian discusses recent research findings on obesity surgery and increased serious risks to baby during pregnancy.

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A body (people) positive activity for mums, mums to be, and teens
February 18, 2020

6 words that describe me, problem solver, thinker, nurturing, kind, strong, brave. You have probably heard about the body positive movement…

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What is the most important nutrition tip for pregnancy?
February 18, 2020

When I ask women what nutrition advice they received from their doctor or midwife in pregnancy, way to often I hear, “not much really just to take a folate supplement” or “just to be careful with food safety and avoid deli meat and soft cheese”. ….

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Eating for Fertility- What to Eat to Boost Your Chances of Falling Pregnant
February 18, 2020

I recently had a chat to journalist Yasmine Noone on eating for fertility. Here is the resulting publication in SBS food…

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Fruit is a health food; How on earth did this become controversial?
February 17, 2020

Fruit is awesome for fertility, pregnancy, childhood and adult health outcomes!!!! It’s so sad that fruit consumption has been demonised in…

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Plant proteins for fertility & pregnancy
September 15, 2019

Did you know consuming plant proteins such as nuts, seeds, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, 3 bean mix, bortolli beans, Italian soup…

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Mediterranean Diet in Pregnancy
August 28, 2019

The Mediterranean style diet is one of the most recognised food patterns studied for its health benefits.  It is characterised to…

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Vitamin D in Pregnancy
August 10, 2019

Dr Anita Star Fertility and Pregnancy nutrition expert discusses the importance of vitamin D in pregnancy

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