Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Click for links to online antenatal classes.

Contact Us

01 817 2550

Who We Are

The importance of a good diet throughout life is well known.
A healthy, balanced diet is particularly important before a woman becomes pregnant and throughout her
pregnancy.
Good nutrition in the antenatal and postnatal period has both immediate and significant long-term health benefits for both mother and baby.
Your doctor or midwife will refer you to the Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department if necessary.

Our team provides inpatient and outpatient services for a wide range of diet related concerns including:

  • Diabetes or high blood sugars during pregnancy
  • Twin or multiple pregnancy
  • Conditions requiring special diets in pregnancy (for example, renal disease, coeliac disease or cystic fibrosis)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Poor weight gain or obesity in pregnancy
  • Severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum)
  • Babies who are growing slowly, have feeding difficulties and milk intolerance or allergy

Nutrition in Pregnancy

View a recorded version of our Antenatal Nutrition Class.

Download the Powerpoint from this Class
HSE Healthy Eating for Pregnancy
Healthy Eating for Teenage Pregnancy
Severe Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy
Sample Meal Plan
Fake-away Recipes
Calcium and Vit D
Iron Rich Foods
Nutrition in Pregnancy

Diabetes during Pregnancy

We have a dedicated page for women with diabetes during pregnancy.