Hi, I’m Kristy Manners, a passionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian who loves to help mothers and their children through my business Growth Spectrum. After my own experiences and complications during and after childbirth, I have realised just how little support women have during pregnancy, labour and post-partum in nutrition, physical and mental recovery from labour, and breastfeeding support.
Why choose me to be your dedicated health care provider?
Because I know wholeheartedly that I will be able to make a difference through the power of nutrition and breastfeeding support. The international journal, The Lancet, highlights how important maternal and child nutrition and breastfeeding are from pre-conception through the first 1000 days of life to a child’s 2nd birthday – it is a critical window of opportunity that forms the building blocks that affect a baby’s long-term health, brain development and ability to grow.
And to do that, we as health professionals and a society need to support and empower women and mothers during this journey! Will you join me?
Specialist areas include:
WOMEN’S HEALTH: Optimising fertility, Gestational diabetes, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Thyroid issues, Hyperemesis gravidarum, Nutrients for pregnancy, Nutrients for breastfeeding, Labour preparation, Labour healing and recovery, Healthy weight gain, Postpartum weight loss.
BREASTFEEDING: Positions, Pumping, Milk supply, Weaning, Returning to work while breastfeeding, Latching issues, Mastitis, Engorgement.
I offer home visits in metro areas of Perth. This is particularly beneficial for parents of newborn babies and young children. And if you are located elsewhere, virtual appointments are available both nationally and internationally through Skype.