Healthy Pregnancy & Post-Natal Plan Specialist

Sound Medical Weight Loss

Weight Loss Physicians located in the Seattle area in Kirkland, WA

Christine James, MD, at Sound Medical Weight Loss in Kirkland, Washington, combines her advanced training in obstetrics with her specialization in holistic and nutritional medicine to provide expectant moms a more natural and healthy approach to pregnancy. Dr. James teaches you about the importance of diet and nutrition for a safer pregnancy and improving fertility for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). If you’re seeking a more natural birth and pregnancy plan, call the office or book an appointment online.

Healthy Pregnancy & Post-Natal Plan Q & A

Why is a healthy diet important during pregnancy?

Eating healthy during pregnancy ensures that you and your baby get all the nutrients necessary for good health. Making healthy food choices ensures a safer pregnancy and may help prevent complications related to:

Gestational diabetes, or high blood sugar during pregnancy
High blood pressure during pregnancy, whether or not related to Preeclampsia

Making the right food choices may also reduce your risk of needing a cesarean section by preventing you from gaining too much weight.

 

What is a healthy diet for pregnancy?

A healthy pregnancy diet is filled with a variety of foods from all the food groups. It includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean sources of protein, and calcium-rich foods such as dairy products or calcium-enriched plant milk.

Filling your diet with more whole foods ensures you’ll maximize your nutrient intake for better health for both you and your baby. It also keeps you feeling full, which might help reduce cravings and poor food choices.

 

How can nutrition improve fertility with PCOS?

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects fertility. The hormonal changes cause elevated blood sugar and make weight loss difficult. Our doctors provide nutrition counseling to women with PCOS for better blood sugar control and to assist with weight loss to improve fertility.

For more information about how weight loss can improve fertility for women with PCOS,  call or schedule an appointment online.