Nutrition and Metabolism in Pregnancy: Mother and Fetus / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
This book addresses nutrition during pregnancy and the effects of nutrient deficiencies on both the mother and fetus from a metabolic and clinical perspective. The author focuses on the idea that maternal undernutrition before and during the course of gestation can cause fetal growth retardation and other abnormalities. The book includes information on body composition, metabolic fuels, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and normal maternal-fetal exchange and fetal growth. Coverage also includes maternal and fetal effects of nutrient deficiencies, with careful attention devoted to protein-energy malnutrition and specific deficiencies. The latter part of the book is more clinically oriented, covering the nutrition care of the normal gravida and of special cases, such as the underweight mother, the teen-age mother, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, women with special diets, and total parenteral nutrition.