Safe Food Choices In Pregnancy

During pregnancy, hormonal changes suppress a woman’s immune system and can make her more susceptible to infections. Pregnant women are routinely warned about Listeriosis, an infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria). Listeria occurs naturally in the environment; however, some foods do carry a greater risk of contamination. While infection is uncommon, if this occurs during pregnancy, there is a high risk that it will be transmitted to your unborn child, which can lead to an increased risk of miscarriage, still birth or premature birth.

You can reduce your risk of contracting this infection during pregnancy by taking simple food hygiene steps at home, being careful about what you eat when eating out and avoiding certain foods at higher risk of Listeria contamination.

Higher Risk Foods

  • ✅ Soft cheeses, such as brie, blue, feta, camembert and ricotta (may be safe if cooked and served hot).
  • ✅ Processed, ready-to-eat deli meats, chicken and poultry.
  • ✅ Chilled seafood and cold-smoked salmon.
  • ✅ Raw seafood (e.g. sushi, oysters, tuna).
  • ✅ Pâté and meat spreads.
  • ✅ Pre-cut fruit and salads.
  • ✅ Seed sprouts.
  • ✅ Unpasteurised juices and milk.
  • ✅ Soft serve ice-cream, and drinks made with it such as thickshakes.

Other Higher Risk Foods to Avoid Include

  • × Raw or partially cooked eggs, including freshly made mayonnaise dressings (increased risk of
  • salmonella).
  • × Raw or undercooked meat (increased risk of toxoplasmosis).

Good Food Hygiene

  • ✅ While pregnant women should be careful about what they eat during pregnancy, they also need to
  • ✅ Maintain a healthy diet. By understanding the level of risk that different foods pose, women can still
  • ✅ Maintain a varied and nutritious diet by practicing good food hygiene.
  • ✅ Keep raw meat covered and separate from cooked food.
  • ✅ Always store raw meat below other foods in the refrigerator to prevent it dripping on other food.
  • ✅ Wash hands, knives and cutting boards after handling raw food to avoid cross-contamination.
  • ✅ Thoroughly cook all raw food from animal origin.
  • ✅ Keep hot food hot (above 60°C) and cold food cold (at or below 5°C).
  • ✅ Don’t let cooked foods cool down on the bench. Place in the refrigerator to cool more quickly.
  • ✅ Eat leftovers within one day of cooking and thoroughly reheat food until steaming hot.


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…

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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).
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