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Learn what dietary and lifestyle changes you should be making as you move through the different stages of your pregnancy.
Have you just found out you are pregnant? Congratulation! In this video, Melanie will help you understand exactly what dietary and lifestyle changes you need to make when 2 weeks pregnant. If you want to kick start your pregnancy in the healthiest way possible, watch this video all the way through and implement these simple yet effective tips.
When you are 5 weeks pregnant you may not look pregnant, but you are probably starting to feel pregnant. Your hormones will start going crazy, you will most likely experience morning sickness and the tiredness will kick in. In this video, Melanie will walk you through step-by-step the dietary and lifestyle changes you need to be making when 5 weeks pregnant.
What to expect when you are 9 weeks pregnant? During this stage of your pregnancy, you may start to experience the dreaded morning sickness and find it hard to keep certain foods down. You'll also find that you might develop some strange food cravings (especially for salty foods!). In this video, Melanie shares her secret tips and tricks to help minimize morning sickness and stay on top of those food cravings.
Now that you are 14 weeks pregnant, you will most likely start to see a bit of a baby bump. How exciting! In this video, Melanie guides you through the dietary and lifestyle changes you need to make while 14 weeks pregnant so you can have the healthiest pregnancy possible. You'll learn how to slightly increase your kilojoule intake in a healthy way, what changes your body will go through and some fun perks of this stage of pregnancy!
During week 18 of your pregnancy, your babies taste buds are starting to develop. So, if you want your baby to eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables (which of course you do!) now is the time to make sure YOU are eating a wide variety of healthy foods (including potential allergens). This will help your baby grow accustomed to a range of tastes. In this video, Melanie will guide you through all the dietary and lifestyle changes you should be taking when 18 weeks pregnant.
Are you 22 weeks pregnant and experiencing heartburn? Want some quick and easy tips from an expert for minimizing heartburn? Then this video is for you! Here, Melanie shares her tried and tested tips for minimizing heartburn. Don't suffer the pain any longer and try Melanie's tips now! Also, as you are 22 weeks pregnant, now is the time for your glucose tolerance test. Be sure to watch this video all the way through to hear Melanie's advice on avoiding gestational diabetes.
Now that you're 27 weeks pregnant, your baby is really starting to grow. This means you'll need to add some extra kilojoules to your diet to ensure your baby is getting enough nutrition. Make sense, right? In this video, Melanie will tell you the best ways to add those extra kilojoules in a healthy and nourishing way so that you can still maintain a healthy pregnancy weight while 27 weeks pregnant.
31 weeks pregnant - you are really at the tail end of your pregnancy now! In this video, Melanie provides you with some helpful tips to get through one of the most common problems women have at this stage of their pregnancy - constipation. Some simple changes to your diet and exercise can make sure you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.
36 weeks pregnant - almost due time! It's not too late to do the best you can and optimize your diet so that you can have the healthiest pregnancy possible. So, take a look at this video and learn from Melanie the dietary and lifestyle changes you can make when 36 weeks pregnant that will result in a happy and healthy pregnancy.

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Melanie Mcgrice

Leading Australian fertility and prenatal dietitian
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Melanie McGrice is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, one of the few dietitians in Australia to achieve that status. Her success has made her an in-demand practitioner, author, conference speaker, and researcher who is eager to share what she knows with her clients and her peers. She is a go-to resource for the media, who frequently turn to her for their articles and news segments on nutrition, fertility, pregnancy and women’s health.

Melanie’s professional network is extensive. She is the past chairperson of the Obesity Interest Group of the Dietitians Association of Australia, has served on the Board of the Weight Management Council of Australia and currently sits on the Early Life Nutrition Coalition. Melanie works tirelessly with a wide range of specialists in both mental and physical health to ensure that her clients have every resource at their disposal. It’s no surprise that she was awarded the coveted ‘Australian Dietitian of the Year’ in 2018.

Melanie earned her Master’s Degree in Dietetics with a simple goal in mind: to help people use nutrition to make a positive difference in their lives. That goal became a reality with the establishment of Nutrition Plus. Nutrition Plus is an Australia-wide team of experienced dietitians with a passion for Early Life Nutrition.

Furthermore, Melanie and the team at Nutrition Plus have teamed up with Compassion to support a Mother & Baby centre in Mbulu, Tanzania. This facility supports pregnant mothers to reduce the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. Compassion staff visit family’s homes regularly to provide mothers and their newborns with health check-ups, nutrition support and education, immunisations and medical treatments. 

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