The importance of healthy eating and activity in pregnancy

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 14:30 - 15:10

The session aims to help midwives advise women on the importance of healthy eating during pregnancy. How a nutritious diet is especially important in pregnancy as the baby depends on mum to provide the right balance of nutrients to help grow and develop safely.

The presenter touches on Vitamin D advice in pregnancy and alcohol in pregnancy.

The advice for pregnant women on Physical Activity in pregnancy was launched in 2017 and updated in 2019 yet many midwives and doctors are unaware of the guidance.

During the session, the presenter hopes to enable midwives to better understand the UK Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on Physical Activity for pregnancy and post birth and highlight the advantages of physical activity in the pregnant population. In addition, she will discuss the types of moderate activity midwives can advise women to have.

Dr Jacque Gerrard MBE, Midwife Consultant