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Perinatal Nutrition

Pregnancy is an emotional and overwhelming time for any woman. No matter how prepared you are, it can be difficult to get proper nutrition.

With the help of a registered dietitian like Allison Schulman, you can get the guidance you need to fuel your body and protect your baby.

Here's why moms-to-be throughout New York, NY, trust their maternal health and that of their infants to Allison...

Why Work with a Registered Dietician?

Excellent Qualifications

Allison is uniquely qualified to help women who are trying to become pregnant, are currently pregnant, or have recently given birth. In addition to her bachelor's degree in Food and Restaurant Management, Allison has earned a master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Univerisity. After completing her education, Allison completed an internship in dietetics at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is recognized for her contributions to the field of nutrition, and she received the title of Top Dietitian in New York in 2015.

Helpful Resources

Allison knows how much nutritional guidance and maternal advice is available online. But her perinatal and prenatal diets are customized to your unique medical history, resources, routine, diet, and personal preferences. To help you maintain your maternal health at home, she provides one-of-a-kind resources including carefully designed flyers, pamphlets, books, and online literature that is personalized to your needs.

Unwavering Support

Pregnancy can be a physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding time in your life. In order to give your body the fuel it needs to support a growing baby, you need outside support. By allowing a registered dietitian to provide nutritional advice and guidance, you can focus on what really matters–being a healthy mom and delivering a healthy infant.

Are you trying to become pregnant?

Food Choices Can Affect Your Fertility

In addition to creating a custom nutrition plan for you, Allison can accompany you to the supermarket or complete a pantry makeover to ensure that you are stocking up on healthy foods.

Are you already pregnant?

Proper Nutrition during Pregnancy Is Very Important

Maternal health directly influences your infant's development, their long-term health, and even the health of future generations.

Perinatal Nutrition Influences an Infant's Long-Term Health

A study published by NeoReviews™, a journal by the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that perinatal nutrition has "long-term implications" for infants. Poor nutrition could interfere with infant development, which could affect brain development and increase the risk of lung disease, obesity, insulin resistance, and heart disease in adulthood. 

Perinatal Nutrition Impacts Future Generations

A study by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology found that "mothers who were malnourished in the womb tend to produce smaller babies." Therefore, you and your baby's nutrition now can impact the development and health of your future grandchildren. 

In addition to creating a custom nutrition plan for you, Allison can accompany you to the supermarket or complete a pantry makeover to ensure that you are stocking up on healthy foods.

"Attentive, Thoughtful & Pragmatic" Reviews from Allison's Patients

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Rana M.

2019

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I really like our interaction, we have already met 3 times. Ms Schulman is very professional and thorough, with excellent bedside manner, as she is a great listener and really makes an effort to know and understand her patients lifestyles and health issues. It is a pleasure to meet with her every month and learn from her the importance of leading a healthy life by eating healthy and exercising regularly. What I like most is that she has a long-term vision, insists on moderation and does not impose strict regimens that will eventually backfire.

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Keisha L.

July 5, 2016

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I enjoyed my visit with Allison because she was attentive, thoughtful in her approach and pragmatic in creating a realistic eating plan to suit my needs and help me reach my goals. I look forward to working with her. She is warm and our conversation was easy. I highly recommend her.

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Proper Nutrition after Delivering Your Baby

Nutrition is equally important during the perinatal period, or the period just after delivery.

If you are breastfeeding, Allison can provide recommendations to ensure that your newborn is receiving the nutrients that they need. In addition to maternal nutrition counseling, Allison provides pediatric nutrition services and guidance for all ages to steer your growing family towards long-term health.

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Allison Schulman

Allison Schulman is a registered dietitian helping clients live healthier lives in New York City. She received her master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, and she is affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Allison provides nutritional counseling for:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Families
  • Corporate Groups

To schedule an initial assessment with Allison, contact her online or call (646) 387-8962.

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