Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Gynecology


The Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Gynecology provides the essential knowledge and skills for the Life Sciences and Healthcare Professional like Dietitians, Doctors, Gynaecologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist etc.They will get a deeper insight of nutrition right from pregnancy till lactation.

The objective of this programme is to recognize nutrition and challenges in adopting these nutrition policies from the first trimester till third trimester, growth period of foetus, diseased conditions, preterm infants, breast feeding and complementary feeding. On completion of this programme students will be able to explain the nutritional requirements during different stages of pregnancy till lactation. They will also learn the nutritional requirements required for diseased condition like Gestational Diabetes, Rh incompatibility, Nausea, Back Pain, Depression and Anxiety, Foetal Problem, High Blood Pressure during pregnancy and lactation.

Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI has designed the programme keeping in mind practical approach related to Nutritional Gynecology. Students will have the chance to work on various case studies after completing all the modules in order to strengthen their hold for field work.

The programme has been designed for professionals and students aspiring to work in the field of Nutritional Gynecology as Dietitians, Nutritionists and Researchers.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cell and Tissue
  • Nervous System and Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • Reproductive and Excretory System
  • Module 2: Introduction to Nutritional Gynecology and understanding of female reproductive System

  • Detailed study of the female reproductive system
  • Exploration of the menstrual cycle and hormonal regulation
  • Fundamental concepts for addressing nutritional needs
  • Module 3: Prevention of Feminine Nutritional deficiencies and Diet for Pre-Pregnancy

  • Preventing nutritional deficiencies in women
  • Importance of diet for pre-pregnancy health
  • Key nutrients necessary for fertility
  • Module 4: Holistic Nutrition Approach during infertility and its Complications

  • Nutrition strategies during infertility
  • Consideration of physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors
  • Nutritional interventions for complications associated with infertility
  • Module 5: Physiology during Pregnancy

  • Physiological changes during pregnancy
  • Understanding hormonal shifts and cardiovascular adaptations
  • Nutritional recommendations to support a healthy pregnancy
  • Module 6: Physiology during Lactation

  • Physiological aspects of lactation
  • Focus on mammary glands, hormonal regulation, and nutrient composition of breast milk
  • Designing dietary plans for lactating mothers
  • Module 7: Diseases and Complications during Stage of Pregnancy

  • Addressing diseases and complications during pregnancy: Hypertension, Gestational Diabetes, Infections, etc
  • Role of nutritional interventions in management and prevention
  • Promotion of optimal maternal and fetal health
  • Module 8: Nutritional Requirements during Pregnancy

  • Specific nutritional needs during pregnancy
  • Essential nutrients, dietary recommendations and supplements
  • Support for the health of both mother and developing fetus
  • Module 9: Nourishment During Assisted Reproductive Technology

  • Nutritional requirements for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
  • Impact of nutrition on fertility and pregnancy success
  • Dietary recommendations for fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Module 10: Nutritional Requirement during Lactation and Breastfeeding

  • Specific nutritional needs of lactating and breastfeeding mothers
  • Importance of nutrients (protein, calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids) during lactation
  • Impact of maternal nutrition on the quality of breast milk and overall health
  • Module 11: Dietary Guidelines and Lifestyle Modification in Normal and Medical Conditions during Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Dietary guidelines for pregnant and lactating women
  • Lifestyle modifications for normal and medical conditions
  • Emphasis on balanced diet, appropriate weight gain, and management of medical issues
  • Module 12: Introduction to Grabhsanskar and Ayurvedic Dietary Changes and its Significance

  • Introduction to Grabhsanskar in Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Emphasis on Ayurvedic principles for holistic well-being
  • Module 13: Food Allergies during Pregnancy

  • Identification and management of food allergies during pregnancy
  • Strategies to avoid common allergens
  • Impact of maternal diet on fetal development in the context of allergies
  • Module 14: Myths of Foods Related during Pregnancy

  • Dispelling common myths and misconceptions
  • Evidence-based information on dietary practices during pregnancy
  • Ensuring accurate understanding for the well-being of both mother and fetus
  • Module 15: Nutritional Education and Counselling

  • Skills and techniques for nutritional education and counseling
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Assessment of dietary needs and development of personalized nutrition plans
  • Module 16: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for Pregnant and lactating women
  • Diet planning for management of Gestational diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy
  • Module 17: Practical Aspects of Different Stages during Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Protein, Fat and Energy Kcal Estimation
  • Menu Planning and Food options / Alternatives
  • Food Labeling and Packet Analysis for Pregnant and lactating women
  • Eligibility

    Any Graduate in Science/ Nutrition Science/ Food and Nutrition/ Pharma/ Medical/ Food Science & Technology/ Related disciplines & Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/ equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are eligible to apply. Diploma holders are eligible for our Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, study material and online classes easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programmes, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programmes. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Gynecology by Center for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

    In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global healthcare and nutrition giants like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Fortis La Femme, Motherhood Hospital, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Nanavati Hospital, MaxCure Suyosha Woman and Child Hospital, Titus Health Tech Pvt. Ltd., Amalth Lifecare Pvt. Ltd., Nutro Active Industries Pvt. Ltd., Essenzaa Nutrition, Insta Fitness Pvt. Ltd., MyHealthBuddy, Momkidcare, NutriSynapzz Therapeutix Pvt. Ltd., etc.

    Future career prospects

    Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI's online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of Gynecology Nutritionist, Dietitians, Maternal and Lactation Health Consultants, Position in Health Centres, and many more.

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