Ep. 29: Nutrition and food allergies during pregnancy
Are there special precautions you need to take when pregnant with food allergies?
Chelsey Amer joins Dr G and Kortney to talk about her experience being pregnant with food allergies. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Chelsey also shares information about proper nutrition during pregnancy for those with and without food allergies.
Dr G also shed some light on allergic reactions and what you need to know about taking allergy and asthma medications during pregnancy.
What we cover in this episode:
Chelsey's journey with food allergies, chronic lung disease and how she became a registered dietitian.
Can you use anti-histamines, epinephrine, topical steroids while pregnant?
Pregnancy and asthma, can you continue to use controller medications and does anything change with asthma during pregnancy?
Tips on how to eat a well-balanced diet during pregnancy and what that looks like.
The role of supplements during pregnancy: what to look for and what to take.
Is it ok to be a vegetarian while pregnant? Will your baby get all the nutrients they need to thrive?
Why omega 3 fatty acids should not be neglected during pregnancy.
What foods to avoid during pregnancy.
Should you avoid eating allergenic foods while pregnant if you are not allergic to them? If you have a child with food allergies, should avoid eating their allergens during pregnancy?
Can vitamin D help prevent allergic disease in babies?
Why you want to introduce allergenic food to your child early on.
Breastfeeding: what foods should be avoided, and when should you avoid allergenic foods while breastfeeding?
When should someone consider working with a registered dietitian?
What concerns Chelsey had about food allergies for herself and for her son.
How to safely introduce your food allergens to your baby, and what Chelsey has been doing with her son.
Sugar and gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
More about Chelsey:
Cook Book: The 28-Day Pescatarian Meal Plan