Chapter 7. Nutrition and Pregnancy

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch7

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Nutrition and Pregnancy, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch7

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • chronic malnutrition;
  • quality of harvest;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • obesity;
  • southampton

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Clues from the geographical distribution of infant mortality rates

  • The data series

  • The placenta

  • Programming

  • Proportionate small size at birth

  • The mechanisms that underlie programming of the embryo

  • Maternal-foetal conflict

  • Foetal adaptations to malnutrition

  • Overview of the effects of maternal undernutrition on the three stages of gestation

  • The effects of maternal nutrition on foetal growth and development

  • Fingerprints

  • Relationship between foetal growth and adult lung function

  • Maternal diet and the immune function of the offspring

  • Micronutrients and foetal growth

  • Supplementation of the maternal diet during pregnancy

  • Protein nutrition in the perinatal period

  • Stress hormones and pregnancy

  • Intergenerational effects on foetal development

  • Recommended nutrient intake in pregnant women today

  • Conclusions