If you’re an expectant parent, your goals are simple: have the healthiest baby possible! Research suggests that there are specific nutrients that are required in pregnancy to help reduce the risk of asthma or eczema in your baby, and can influence their cognitive function, risk of mental health disorders and IQ by supplementing nutrients above what is typically found in a Canadian diet.
With one of our research teams at McMaster we explored the evidence for supplementation in pregnancy to improve infant health, and was published in the Journal of Integrative Healthcare Practitioners. We generally see our prenatal patients before conception, and in each of their trimesters to discuss the important dietary components and supplements (which change throughout pregnancy).
Have a read of our published paper, and talk to us about the best time in your pregnancy to have an assessment.