Resources for Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutrition
Our culture tends to under-emphasize the importance of nutrition on our emotional and physical well-being. Try to eat as many whole wheat grains, lean proteins such as chicken and fish, and whole foods as possible, especially fruits and vegetables. Avoid sweets, starchy carbohydrates, and caffeine. Also drink plenty of water.
When you are feeling depressed or overwhelmed, you may go hungry because preparing your own food seems like an insurmountable task. Ask your partner or another trusted friend to keep your refrigerator stocked with ready-to-eat nutritious foods.
The links below will help you determine how to best plan for how to adequately plan for your pregnancy and postpartum nutrition needs.
Sound Formulas is an online source for multivitamin formulas designed specifically to enhance the emotional and physical health of mothers during and after pregnancy.
Well Postpartum Consulting is an online consultation service for pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, designed specifically to help those with depression and anxiety.
Women to Women is a physician-run clinic based in Maine with expertise in pregnancy and postpartum nutrition. They provide nutritional and herbal support to women with symptoms of hormone imbalance, including pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety. Women to Women offers online questionnaires, assessments, and articles.
WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) in Lane County offers a supplemental food and nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children. Eligiblity is based on screening and income. Call them at 541-682-4202. For those in Linn County, call 541-967-3888. Those in Benton County can call 541-766-6835.
Evergreen Nutrition in Eugene carries a wide variety of nutritional supplements.
Sundance Natural Foods in Eugene offers nutritional and herbal supplements at lower costs than many competitors.