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Publication Date

November 1, 2004


Journal Article

Prenatal Nutrition and Birth Outcomes

By Fowles E


The complex relationship between maternal nutritional and birth outcomes emphasizes the need for consistent and thorough assessments of women’s diet throughout pregnancy and individualized nutritional education to promote positive birth outcomes. The purpose of this article is to examine the influence of prenatal nutrition on birth outcomes, describe research on the effects of macro- and micronutrients on birth outcomes, and discuss strategies for monitoring diet and implementing nutrition education during pregnancy.

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Date Added
March 19, 2018

Fowles E (2004) Prenatal Nutrition and Birth Outcomes. Journal of Obstetric Gynecology and Neonatal Nursing: Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 809-922. Available online: https://www.jognn.org/article/S0884-2175(15)34233-7/fulltext