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Health advice in pregnancy 

Health advice in pregnancy
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Health advice in pregnancy
Author(s):

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754787.003.0005
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concepts of fetal programming and epigenetics and the relevance of both to health advice in pregnancy. The topics of smoking (including e-cigarettes), alcohol intake, diet and nutrition, weight gain, body mass index, food safety, folic acid, iron and vitamin D supplementation, nut allergies, exercise, and employment during pregnancy are each covered in depth. The current advice and guidance which should be given to women and their families during pregnancy relative to each topic are also discussed.

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