National WIC Association

Maternal nutrition and birth outcomes

Abu-Saad K, Fraser D. Maternal nutrition and birth outcomes. Epidemiol Rev. Mar 2010;32(1):5-25.

In this review, the authors summarized current knowledge on maternal nutritional requirements during pregnancy, with a focus on birth outcomes. The researchers concluded that maternal nutrition was a modifiable risk factor of public health importance that could be integrated into efforts to prevent adverse birth outcomes, particularly among economically developing/low-income populations.

Categories: Prenatal Care