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  1. westhills

    westhills I STILL mean it!

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    To save me going through the books, could someone tell me what the Cambridge guidleines are regarding pregnancy?? I know pregnent women cannot do VLCD, but can they do, for example the 1,500 cal plan?
    thanks, Ann
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  3. MadamDotty

    MadamDotty Back again!

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    Hiya Ann

    No pregnancy is contraindicated so they cannot do any plan I'm afraid.

  4. Coley

    Coley Re-starter

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    Cambridge weight loss for them, but they can use 1 pack a day as a nutritonal suppliment, not as a meal though!!:)
  5. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member


    Guidelines posted by Kerensa:

    Hello all, sorry its taken a while but the official word is.........

    If you have a client that becomes pregnant, the client may wish to continue on the diet as they have become established and enjoy the programme. At this stage you will need to explain to your client that she is now 'two' and that the programme is now unsuitable, as as per CHWP's medical guidelines, pregnancy is contraindicated. However, if your client wishes to take 1 product per day as a nutritional aid then this would be suitable....however, you need to follow the guidelines below: -

    1. A new MRF will need to be signed by a Dr with "1 cambridge product a day for nutrition' written clearly across it. If the Dr does not sign the MRF, no product can be supplied.

    2. Only supply the client with 7 products for the week (totalling 1 per day) and see the client weekly. We do not want the client to do sole source and there would be a risk of this happening if more product was supplied.

    3. After they have had their baby, please remember that lactating women are also contraindicated and so should not use any programmes until the baby has its source of nutrition via other means. We would also recommend that a higher programme is used when appropriate to allow the client to settle into motherhood, ie Sole Source and new baby = very hard work!!

    If the client wishes to have 3 products a day, you will need to advise her that we deem this unsuitable and that you are only able to supply her with enough product for one a day on a weekly basis, and only if the GP is in agreement.

    "During pregnancy and lactation, the body requirements for protein, minerals and vitamins is increased. Moreover, any interference with the normal way of life is considered undesirable. Dieting during pregnancy is therefore contraindicated. The Cambridge diet can, however, be used as a nutritional supplement"

    I hope this is clear. If you have any questions, please let me know.
    PR Executive - Cambridge
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