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Maternal Nutrition – The Myths and Truths

12th September 2020, 3pm - 4.30pm

Good dietary and lifestyle habits during and after pregnancy will help bring out the best in both mother and baby. During pregnancy, a mother dedicates her physical resources to the future arrival, and growing babies rely on their mothers for everything they need to develop. That is why a mother’s diet before and during these nine months is vitally important, for both herself and the baby.

Join Prof. Tan Thiam Chye from O&G The Women’s Medical Specialist and SuzanneKhor (Clinical Dietitian) in the third series of #ParentingYourWay on 12th September where they share tips on maternal nutrition! 


  • General dietary advice for mothers - suitable diets and weight gains
  • Maternal supplementation such as milk for calcium, iron, folic etc
  • Managing  healthy and unhealthy cravings
  • Prenatal appointments – What to expect
  • The importance of maternal nutrition on baby growth
  • The final trimester - Discussing the delivery plan
  • Pain management – Epidural & its myths



Prof. Tan Thiam Chye joined O&G The Women’s Medical Specialist as Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

Previously, he held the position of a Senior Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Urgent O&G Centre, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Prof. Tan holds Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships and he had won numerous awards as outstanding clinician and educator. He recently won the SingHealth Excellence Awards 2018 for Distinguished Educator.

Suzanne Khor has been practising as a Clinical Dietitian for over 18 years. She was a Senior Dietitian in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for over 10 years. Suzanne has comprehensive knowledge in treating adults and children with nutritional problems.

Prior to KK Hospital, she has managed adult nutrition through her working experience at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Suzanne has special interests in nutrition for pregnant mothers, weight management, diabetes, nutrition in feeding difficulties, diet therapy for neurological disorders and eating disorders.                      


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