Achieving a healthy weightgain and getting adequate nutrients is very important for a good pregnancy outcome. Your dietitian can help to make sure you do not exceed the recommended pregnancy weight gain based on your pre-pregnancy body mass index and also help in menu planning to ensure optimal nutrients intake. Ensuring a healthy weight gain during pregnancy can help to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, preeclampsia and caesarean section.
If you are newly diagnosed of gestational diabetes, a dietitian can help in dietary management to improve
blood sugar control and prevent complications associated with the condition.