Nutrition plays a vital role in having a healthy pregnancy.Nutrition plays a vital role in having a healthy pregnancy for both you and your developing baby.  Registered Dietitians (RDs) can help answer questions you may have regarding proper nutrition, food safety, and appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.  Dietitians can also help you with common problems you may experience while pregnant, including:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • constipation,
  • heartburn, and
  • swelling. 

You may also have questions about the truth behind nutrition information you obtain from other resources, such as magazines and television.  Dietitians can provide you with research-based information to help you separate fact from fiction and have a healthy, worry-free pregnancy. Of course, questions about nutrition do not stop after pregnancy and dietitians are also a great resource for information regarding breastfeeding and other topics related to infant and childhood nutrition.

If you are interested in meeting with a Registered Dietitian, outpatient consult services are available to you at Lourdes.  Our registered dietitians provide current medical and scientific nutrition information, as well as counseling strategies to help you meet your individual goals.

How to Make an Appointment

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 607-798-5723
Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

What you will need to schedule a dietary consult:

  • A referral from your doctor. Referrals should be given to the patient and/or mailed or faxed to the Food and Nutrition Department at 607-798-8328 - Attention  Misty Contreras. Please include any supporting documentation (i.e., lab results, progress notes, etc.).
  • Insurance pre-approvals/authorizations should be obtained prior to scheduling the appointment.  Many Insurance companies will cover nutrition consultation with a Registered Dietitian.  It is always advisable to contact your insurance company to assure you are covered for any service being provided.
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