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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Prenatal Growth in Pregnancy

Prenatal Growth in Pregnancy

1 Prenatal Growth in Pregnancy
Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders

Shirley W. Ekvall

Valli K. Ekvall

Barbara Niedbala

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses prenatal growth in pregnancy, including maternal nutrition and fetal outcome; trends in maternal and infant mortality; biochemical, pathological, clinical, and nutrient abnormalities; factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation and dietary management; vitamin and mineral deficiencies and excesses; lead contamination and food faddism; age, weight gain, and exercise; diseases and disorders during pregnancy; prevention and management; and lactation.

Keywords:   maternal nutrition, prenatal growth, fetal outcome, maternal mortality, infant mortality, dietary management

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