Where should I look for pregnancy nutrition advice?
Registered dietitians are a great source for pregnancy nutrition information -- they can provide a clear picture of your exact caloric needs during pregnancy. These visits can cost around $100, but they are invaluable as far as pregnancy nutrition information is concerned. Ask your doctor or midwife to refer you to a licensed and registered dietician, or go to www.eatright.org to find one in your area.
Sometimes—especially if there is a complication involved, like diabetes or kidney disease—insurance covers dietitian visits. If you're interested in finding out exactly what your insurance covers, call the 800 number on the back of your card and ask about pregnancy nutrition services. More and more insurance companies are starting to pay for visits like this.