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Dietary modification in pregnancy 

Dietary modification in pregnancy
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Dietary modification in pregnancy
Author(s):

Murray Enkin

, Marc J. N. C. Keirse

, James Neilson

, Caroline Crowther

, Lelia Duley

, Ellen Hodnett

, and Justus Hofmeyr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192631732.003.0006
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date: 23 October 2019

“Chapter 6 discusses the relation between the diet of the mother and the well-being of the fetus and infant continues to be a matter of controversy. Observational studies have generated uncertain and conflicting conclusions because they encompass many other aspects of the pregnant woman’s life that vary along with diet and nutrition. Limits to nutritional intake imposed by economic, educational, social, or other constraints, are likely to be accompanied by additional stresses, such as exposure to infection, the need for physical labor, inadequate housing, or family disruption, and this chapter looks at pre- and periconceptional nutrition, diet and fetal growth, diet and pre-eclampsia, special diets to avoid antigens, hematinic suppliements, and other vitamin and mineral supplements.”

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