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Perinatal Nutrition

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

With the help of registered dietitian Allison Schulman, you can get vital perinatal nutrition guidance for you and your developing 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 Dietitian?

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 University. 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 nutritional guidance and maternal advice are 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.

Have a Healthy Pregnancy and Newborn WITH THE HELP OF ALLISON SCHULMAN

Pregnancy is a demanding time for a woman, but a nutritionist can help keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy and after delivery.

Allison is a board-certified and registered dietitian. She can provide you with the vital guidance you need to nurture your child's health, including nutritional advice, meal planning, and a pantry makeover. She accepts a variety of insurance plans for her nutritionist services.

If you're approaching your due date, planning to become pregnant, or caring for a newborn, you could benefit from the services available at Allison Schulman Nutrition in New York. Questions? Leave us a message or call:


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Are you trying to become pregnant?

Food Choices Can Affect Your Fertility

There are several behavioral changes you can make to increase your fertility. Just like all of Allison's advice, these actions are based in science. Proven ways to increase fertility include:

Eating the Right Food

Foods that can boost fertility include fish, vegetables, whole grains, and those with unsaturated fats. On the other hand, both saturated fats and sugars have been associated with worsened fertility outcomes and should be avoided. 

Achieving a Healthy Weight

Women with obesity suffer from a higher infertility rate. On the other end of the spectrum, being underweight can also increase infertility. Achieving a healthy and stable weight can help you achieve your goal of becoming a mother. 

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. 

You Don't Have to Suffer From Perinatal Stress

Up to 84% of women suffer from perinatal stress, which is associated with several severe outcomes such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and even miscarriage. Perinatal stress and anxiety are also associated with drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco by mothers, and a heightened likelihood of obesity, cardiovascular problems, neurodevelopmental issues for their children. 

Stress can impact your eating in many ways. It can make you crave unhealthy foods that are highly fatty but low in nutrients. It can also harm your sleep patterns, which in turn may negatively affect your day-to-day life and deliver of your child. 

Eating right can play a crucial role in alleviating and avoiding stress. A balanced diet provides the energy necessary to deal with stress in a productive way and help avoid stress altogether. Allison's cooking coach services can ensure you eat healthy, upgrade your cooking skills, save time by meal planning, and shop for groceries effectively. 

Allow Allison to Take Nutrition Issues off Your Plate

Having Allison on your side can transform your diet from another maternal worry into an empowering act of self-love and care for your child. 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. Call (646)-661-7316 or send a message today to start receiving premier perinatal care from a top New York dietitian. 

Allison Makes New York Comfortable

Allison was great. She was not judgmental at all. She didn't weigh me which I thought was great because it's not about where you're at but where you want to go. She also didn't tell me how much I should weigh but asked what my goal was. She provided an easy to follow plan. I would definitely recommend seeing her. Laura B from Zocdoc

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 New York Patients


Rana M.


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Ms Schulman is very professional and thorough, and really makes an effort to know and understand her patients lifestyles and health issues. 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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Alison Q.


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Very professional, knowledgeable, thorough in outlining plan of action for my health concern. Pleasant disposition.

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding can provide a variety of benefits for your baby, including helping to prevent the onset of diseases and conditions like pneumonia, ear infections, and asthma. If you are breastfeeding, Allison can provide recommendations to ensure that your newborn is receiving the nutrients that they need and reaping all the benefits breastfeeding can offer. These recommendations may include:
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Eating a Variety of Foods

The flavor of your breast milk changes depending on what you eat, so having a diet that consists of a variety of foods can expose your newborn to different tastes and may make the transition to solid foods easier. This also exposes your child to the benefits of different food groups.

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Paying Attention to Calories

If you're breastfeeding, you should consume approximately 2,300 to 2,500 calories per day to maintain your milk supply. Nutrient-dense options like a slice of whole-grain bread with peanut butter, a medium-sized banana or apple, or some yogurt are good options to help you make up the difference.

Alternatives for Breastfeeding

Your newborn can still have a healthy diet without breastfeeding, but it may take some help from a nutritionist.

There are several alternatives to breastfeeding, such as:

  • Bottle-feeding your breast milk
  • Bottle-feeding someone else's donated breast milk
  • Using store-bought baby formula

These options can provide your baby with a lot of the same benefits as breastfeeding. Even certain store-bought formulas can contribute to disease prevention and the healthy development of your baby by boosting their immune system and providing them with the nutrients necessary for their growth.

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Build a Healthy Family for Life


In addition to maternal nutrition counseling, Allison provides both pediatric and family nutrition services. She can help you build the foundation of health that every happy family needs. With her by your side from pregnancy through motherhood, you can know for certain that you are making informed decisions that improve the well-being of your loved ones. 

New York Believes Allison's Advice Is a Natural Fit

"It was great, she didn't make assumptions or put me on some plan that seemed unreasonable. It was something based on my habits." Yanell B., 5-Star Review
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Allison Schulman

Allison Schulman is a board-certified and 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 646-661-7316

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