Common nutrition related complaints during pregnancy

Constipation

  • Eat a wide range of vegetables, fruit and whole grains
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday
  • Keep active

 

Nausea

  • Have a small snack such as dry crackers or toast before getting up in the morning
  • Eat small meals more often rather than large meals
  • Avoid spicy or greasy foods
  • Drink water between meals

 

Heartburn

  • Don’t lie down straight after eating
  • Avoid spicy of greasy foods, fruit juice and caffeine
  • Eat smaller meals more often rather than large meals

 

Useful links

Useful Apps for helping you make better choices

 

"If you would like to have your food intake analysed by our dietitians please fill out and submit our Diet History form and our dietitians will get back to you with some healthy suggestions"

Please note: this service is only available to Westmead Hospital clients.