Much of the focus ensuring health for pregnant women has to be on diet. However, it is always challenging to get anyone to change their diet. But Lynne Raphael, RD, CDE, and Cathy Wielgus, RN, CDE, see an added opportunity for change because women want their children to be healthy so they are often more open to change. They emphasize that moderation is important, though, especially ensuring that women are getting the right nutrition but within the framework of enough calories as well. Some women also face additional challenges in terms of cultural norms as to what they eat, and the availability of quality foods in their neighborhoods.
More videos with Lynne Raphael and Cathy Wielgus:
Lynne Raphael, MMSc, RD, LD, CDE, and Cathy Wielgus, MSN, BSN, RN, CDE, Introduction
What Does Intensive Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy Mean?
What Are the Latest Guidelines for Diabetes in Pregnancy?
Challenges of Diabetes Management in Pregnancy
Culturally Sensitive Meal-planning for Pregnant Women
Why Is It Important to Manage GDM?
Lynne Raphael, MMSc, RD, LD, CDE, and Cathy Wielgus, MSN, BSN, RN, CDE, both of Alere Health, work closely with women with high-risk pregnancies, developing strategies to help both mother and child maintain the best possible health through pregnancy and beyond.