National WIC Association

Diet during pregnancy, neonatal outcomes, and later health

Moore VM, et al. Diet during pregnancy, neonatal outcomes, and later health. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2005;17(3):341-348.

This systematic review showed that for the offspring, consequences of inadequate maternal nutrition  might depend on the timing of nutritional inadequacy during gestation, reflecting critical windows for fetal development. Therefore, improved diet before pregnancy deserves greater attention.