Dietary And Lifestyle Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

Being pregnant is a normal part of many women’s lives, however, this is also a time to take particular care of your overall wellbeing to ensure that not only will your baby get the best start, but you also maintain your own optimal wellbeing. Other than adhering to the healthiest diet possible – incorporate the following tips into your life to ensure your pregnancy is a smooth and enjoyable experience.

• ✅ Ensure you get an adequate amount of sleep each night.
• ✅ Aim to drink plenty of water throughout the day – even if this means more trips to the bathroom!
• ✅ If you don’t already, incorporate regular relaxation practices, such as pregnancy yoga and meditation. Not all postures (asanas) are appropriate in pregnancy, so follow the guidance of a suitably qualified yoga teacher.
• ✅ Maintain a reasonable work and personal schedule – allowing for adequate down-time and rest breaks when you need them. Take time to become aware of your body and stop when you need to.
• ✅ Maintain an appropriate level of daily physical activity – not only will this help boost your energy levels, but it will also help you maintain an appropriate pregnancy weight during each trimester.
• ✅ Manage any stressful circumstances as best you can. Meditation can be very supportive at this time. If you feel you require extra support – speak to your Practitioner, who will be able to offer some guidance and/or refer you to another Practitioner best qualified to help you.
• ✅ Minimise your toxin load by reducing your exposure to environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke, cosmetic and chemical cleaning products.
• ✅ While fish offers a source of protein during pregnancy, too much of the wrong sort may expose you to elevated levels of mercury and other toxic metals. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) have the following recommendations for healthy fish consumption when pregnant.


Recommended Fish Consumption During Pregnancy

(1 serve = 150 g when cooked)
Smaller varieties of such as anchovies, sardines or trout 2 to 3 times a week.


Orange roughy (sea perch) or catfish – these fish may accumulate higher levels of mercury
1 serve per week (and no other fish that week)


Shark (flake), billfish (such as swordfish or marlin) – these predator fish may accumulate the highest levels of mercury 1 serve per fortnight (and no other fish that fortnight)



Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

  • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
  • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
  • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
  • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
  • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
  • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
  • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
  • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
  • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
  • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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  • ✅Poor Immunity
  • ✅Poor Focus & Concentration
  • ✅ Behavioural Problems
  • ✅ ADHD
  • ✅ Depression
  • ✅ Anxiety
  • ✅ Food Allergies
  • ✅ Food Intolerances
  • ✅ Constipation
  • ✅ Diarrhoea
  • ✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • ✅ Tummy Pain
  • ✅ Eczema
  • ✅ Asthma
  • ✅ Obesity
  • ✅ Auto-Immune Disease
  • ✅ Recurring Infections
  • ✅ Fussy Eaters
  • ✅ Sleep Issues
  • ✅ Plus many more…

Online Learning | Children’s Health | Children’s Nutritionist

Would you like a consultation with me at a fraction of the cost? My online learning classes are jam packed with more advice than I provide in a face-to-face appointment. It’s evidence-based naturopathic wisdom coupled with the latest scientific research on kids health I’ve successfully shared with clients over my 20+ year career.

I’ve also included cheatsheets, checklists, nourishing recipes and 25 page book of class notes.

You will learn:

  • ✅ Understand the cause if common childhood conditions (eczema, poor immunity, food allergies, food intolerances, poor focus & concentration, ADHD, behavioural problems).
  • ✅. Supporting immune function to help support allergic conditions.
  • ✅. Support optimal brain function.
  • ✅. Healthy Eating Plan – including portion size for each age-group.
  • ✅. Natural medicine recommendations,
  • ✅. Plus much more…

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