Understand the role of food and nutrition in fertility and pregnancy, and help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes. In the free online course “Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy“, you will explore the latest evidence surrounding the role of nutrition on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. You will focus on two main topics: foods and fertility, and foods and pregnancy. Foods and fertility will focus on optimising nutrition for fertility and pre-conception, including topics like the effect of food on reproductive health and dietary recommendations to improve fertility. Foods and pregnancy will explore topics including requirements during pregnancy, and optimizing gestational weight gain.
Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy – Course Content
The course includes the following topics:
- The link between food and fertility
- The effect of preconception food and diet
- Weight and fertility
- Dietary recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility
- The physiology of pregnancy and nutrient metabolism
- Weight management during pregnancy
- Nutrient requirements during pregnancy
- Food recommendations during pregnancy
- Generate a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to managing women peri-conception and during pregnancy.
- The role of pre-conception nutrition in terms of fertility, fetal development, and adult health.
- Provide evidence-based food recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility.
- Define dietary recommendations for pregnancy and define strategies for achieving.
- Promote optimal nutrition pre-conception and during pregnancy by developing/providing handouts to women interested in having a family/considering conception. (Systems based patient safety learning outcome).
Summary of Course Main Features
- Educators: Helen Truby and Melissa Adamski
- Developed by: Monash University – one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- Duration: 2 weeks x 4 hours per week
- Start Date: 29 January 2018