National WIC Association

Prenatal nutrition and birth outcomes

Fowles ER. Prenatal nutrition and birth outcomes. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Nov/Dec 2004;33(6):809-822.

The goals of this study were (1) to examine the influence of prenatal nutrition on birth outcomes, (2) to describe research on the effects of macro- and micronutrients on birth outcomes, and (3) to discuss strategies for monitoring diet and implementing nutrition education during pregnancy.