Maternal-Fetal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation

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Improving clinicians' understanding of effects nutrition can have on maternal health and fetal and neonatal development can have considerable impact on achieving a healthy pregnancy and reducing childhood morbidity. This book defines the nutritional requirements with regard to each stage of fetal development and growth, placing scientific developments into a clinical context. Clinicians and scientists discuss: how the fetus grows and what macro- and micronutrients it requires; what happens when there is nutrient deficiency and when placental development is abnormal; aspects of infant feeding, both with breast milk and formula milk. Specific problems encountered in pregnancy that pose a nutritional challenge are also considered, including pregnancy in teenagers, multiple pregnancies and pregnancy in those who are vegetarians or vegans. All doctors, health-care workers or scientists who either care for women, their newborn and growing infants, or who are involved in research in these areas, will find this to be essential reading.

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'… excellent, essential and exciting …' Journal of Obstetrics and Gyanaecology

'… this is a book that is of much use for all those involved with breasteeding advice, such as doctors, midwives and breastfeeding counsellors.' Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521887090
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael E. Symonds is Professor of Developmental Physiology, Academic Child Health, Division of Human Development, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Margaret M. Ramsay is Consultant in Fetomaternal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nottingham University Hospitals, Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham, UK.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vi

Section 1 Nutritional regulation and requirements for pregnancy and fetal growth

1 Maternal adaptations to pregnancy and the role of the placenta Leslie Myatt Theresa Powell 1

2 Pregnancy and feto-placental growth: macronutrients Laura Brown Tim Regnault Paul Rozance James Barry William W. Hay 12

3 Mineral requirements of the mother and conceptus Lorraine Gambling Harry J. McArdle 24

4 Individualized growth curves and size at birth Eve Blair 34

5 Maternal diets in the developing world Shobha Rao Chittaranjan Yajnik 44

6 Preeclampsia Fergus McCarthy Louise Kenny 53

Section 2 Nutritional regulation and requirements for lactation and infant growth

7 Macronutrients for lactation and infant growth Thibault Senterre Jacques Rigo 63

8 Changes in nutrient requirements with age after birth Christopher H. Knight 72

9 Comparison between preterm and term infants Mary Fewtrell Sirinuch Chomtho 82

10 Influences of timing and duration of formula feeding on infant growth William C. Heird 92

11 Maternal and offspring benefits of breast-feeding Alison C. Tse Karin B. Michels 106

Section 3 Specialized requirements

12 Teenage pregnancies Annie S. Anderson Wendy L. Wrieden 119

13 Vegetarians and vegans during pregnancy and lactation Rana Conway Adrienne Cullum 129

14 Hyperemesis in pregnancy James D. Paauw Alan T. Davis 138

15 Multiple pregnancy Barbara Luke 147

16 Mineral and vitamin supplementation before, during, and after conception Y. Ingrid Goh 155

17 Determinants of egg and embryo quality: long-term effects of maternal diet and assisted reproduction Kevin D. Sinclair Wing Yee Kwong 167

18 Nutrition, environment, and epigenetics Ian M. Morison Wolf Reik 180

Index 196

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