Nutrition in Pregnancy

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Pregnancy nutrition is a topic that can easily be overlooked, yet it plays a crucial role in maternal health as well as fetal and infant wellbeing.

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Midwives are ideally placed to provide education on nutrition during pregnancy, but to date, there is very little published research evaluating midwives’ knowledge, attitudes and confidence on the subject. What little research there is tends to be exploratory and descriptive and suggests that midwives lack basic knowledge of nutritional requirements.


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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Suzy Robert
23 Sep 2020
This was an informative summary of nutrition during pregnancy.
Jo-Anne Asgill
24 Sep 2020
Interesting read
Pamela Boyd
23 Sep 2020
Excellent, good common sense and practical advice.
Alishea alver
24 Sep 2020
short, informative, good conscious overview of how important things can get looked over insufficiently with relation to patient health outcomes and education
Bryony Cornes
24 Sep 2020
Great read.
Genny Herbert
23 Sep 2020
Succinct summary of weight gain parameters in pregnancy and foods to avoid that may lead to miscarriage etc.
Laverne Baulch
08 Sep 2023
important subject
Lynee White
11 Sep 2020
The article reinforced my knowledge on nutrition and weight gain for pregnant women.I food it very informative.
Riley Carlton
08 Apr 2023
It was informative thank you
altrius norona
30 Mar 2022
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