Pregnancy Related Nutrition and Weight Gain

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    51 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

The two most important and demanding periods of a woman’s life are pregnancy and breastfeeding. During this time, the body needs nutrients to maintain its needs and also to support the growth of a baby. The developing baby’s nutrient needs are met either through the food the mother eats or the supplements she takes. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need more nutrients than other more »»

Balanced meals that include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy products should be consumed. Healthy meal consumption would avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Learn about this in much detail in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practising Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Nutritional requirements during pregnancy
  • How is the nutritional requirement different during lactation
  • How much weight should be gained during the entire pregnancy


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

For: intermediates

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