Maintaining a good diet during pregnancy is very important as it ensures that you and your baby both remain healthy. However, there is much to learn and understand about what a ‘good diet’ really is.
There are foods that you can continue to eat during your pregnancy and other foods that you should avoid. Your need for specific nutrients is increased and it’s very important to learn how to satisfy those needs. Some people might suggest you are now eating for two, but does that really mean you should be consuming twice the calories.
Some pregnant women also suffer from morning sickness, changes in taste and specific food cravings.
Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a partnership with a qualified nutritionist, Peita Hynes, to provide diet and nutritional advice and support to patients in our facility.
Peita has over 14 years’ experience in the health industry, having started her career as an exercise physiologist with UQ Sport. She has been a practicing dietitian for over 11 years, working with a range of clients from new mothers to professional athletes.
Peita specialises in weight management and sports nutrition and has worked in a variety of settings including Queensland Health, corporate health, private practice and the Queensland Academy of Sport. She also worked as the Brisbane Lions Football Club’s Sports Dietitian from 2010-2013.
As a mum to a four-year old daughter and two-year old son, Peita uses her professional expertise and personal insight to support women in maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight both during and after pregnancy. She is a proud advocate of women’s health.
Peita works with patients to develop a healthy diet plan tailored to each person’s individual needs. She can help mother and baby throughout the stages of pregnancy and life, through pre-conception to post-natal nutrition.
Dr Dora Ng
As a mother of two young children I understand pregnancy from a woman’s perspective and have experienced firsthand the physical and emotional changes that occur.
My interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology developed early during my medical studies. I obtained my DRANZCOG in 2008 and will complete my Fellowship (FRANZCOG) in February 2018. I have been fortunate enough to train at a number of top Queensland hospitals – including QEII, Mater Mothers, Logan, Rockhampton and Redland Hospitals. Six months of my training was conducted at the Maternal Fetal Medicine unit at the Mater Hospital where I expanded my interest into high-risk obstetrics.
Obstetrics and gynaecology is a constantly changing field, as new and innovative ideas and techniques emerge. I have been and currently am involved in numerous research projects that keep me abreast of best practice treatments.
I get tremendous satisfaction from my work, providing support and guidance through often more challenging pregnancies. Through a collaborative approach, I consider my patient’s goals and needs and ensure they fully understand the options available to them.
My passion for my work has turned me into an advocate for women’s health in general. I have participated in multiple awareness and fundraising events for women’s cancers and assist with part-time teaching and examining of students in my field.
I consider it a great privilege to be invited to support women on their journeys to motherhood, and during my downtime I get tremendous satisfaction from watching my own children grow and adapt to the world around them.