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Help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes. 

On this course for healthcare professionals, 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 optimising gestational weight gain.

This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses. However, the course may be of benefit to healthcare professionals such as dietitians and nutritionists with a background in nutrition, who may like a ‘refresher’ in this area of study.

This course is part of a program of five courses from Monash University:

  • Food as medicine: Food, exercise and the gut
  • Food as medicine: Talking about weight
  • Food as medicine: Fertility and pregnancy
  • Food as medicine: Food and our genome
  • Food as medicine: Food and inflammation