Prenatal & Pregnancy Diet: What TO Eat, What NOT To Eat | Ryann Kipping

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AN INTRODUCTION TO RYANN KIPPING:

Ryann is a clinically trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Lactation Educator, and Author of The Feel-Good Pregnancy Cookbook.

She is the founder of The Prenatal Nutritionist, a virtual nutrition private practice, which focuses on preparing women for pregnancy and conquering nutrition during and after pregnancy. 

She helps women feel confident in their ability to properly nourish a growing baby through a real food approach. 

Ryann is also the founder of The Prenatal Nutrition Library, an online community for evidence-based nutrition information before and during pregnancy, and creates content daily for her popular Instagram account @prenatalnutritionist.

In the episode, Ryann debunks common myths about nutrition during pregnancy, explains the difference between folate and folic acid, shares the most bang-for-your-buck, nutrient-dense foods pregnant women can eat…and more!


QUESTIONS I ASK RYANN IN THE EPISODE:

  • What’s your story? (Specifically, what led you to become a registered dietician with an interest in prenatal nutrition?)
  • What are some of the biggest myths when it comes to pregnancy diet and nutrition? 
  • How does healthy eating when pregnant (or trying to conceive) differ from healthy eating in general?
  • What’s the correlation (if any) between infertility and nutrition?
  • What are some of the most bang-for-your-buck foods you can eat to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients while trying to conceive and pregnant?
  • When it comes to a “pregnancy diet,” what are some foods to limit? Do you recommend cutting any out completely? Specifically, what about…
    • Coffee (caffeine)
    • Seafood
    • Packaged lettuce
    • Cheese
    • Sushi
    • Shellfish
    • Processed meat
    • Fermented
    • Wine 
  • We often hear the advice, “Take a prenatal vitamin.” Is that enough?
    • What’s the difference between folic acid and folate? Which is best in a prenatal?
    • Is there a specific prenatal vitamin you recommend?
  • Do you have to eat a lot more than usual to “eat for two?”
  • Let’s talk about food cravings! How can someone healthfully address those, especially if they’re craving things like cake, cookies, and ice cream?

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