Addressing Problems
  • Identify continuing or new nutritional problems or concerns

    • Discomforts of pregnancy?

    • Anemia?

    • Inadequate or excessive weight gain?

    • Access to food?

    • Dietary control of chronic disorders?

    • Inadequate nutrient or energy intake related to food choices? Pica?

    • Inverted nipples? (third trimester)

  • Identify continuing or new obstetrical risk factors with implications for nutrition

    • Multiple gestation?

    • Need for bedrest?

    • Gestational diabetes mellitus?

    • Substance use?

    • Need for vitamin/mineral supplements?

  • Set priorities

  • Create a nutrition plan, focusing on concerns identified

  • Arrange for referral for additional care as needed



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