Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy

  • Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
  • Sarah C. Couch
  • Elliot H. Philipson

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Nutrient and Health Needs During Normal Pregnancy

    1. Lorrene D. Ritchie, Janet C. King
      Pages 3-25
    2. Grace A. Falciglia, Kristin H. Coppage
      Pages 27-36
    3. Rose Catanzaro, Raul Artal
      Pages 37-53
    4. Catherine A. Forestell, Julie A. Mennella
      Pages 55-64
  3. Nutrient Needs and Factors Related to High-Risk Pregnancy

    1. Sarah C. Couch, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 67-80
    2. Daniel M. Herron, Amy Fleishman
      Pages 81-92
    3. Elliot H. Philipson
      Pages 93-100
    4. Linda Bloom, Arlene Escuro
      Pages 101-113
    5. Sharon M. Nickols-Richardson
      Pages 115-134
    6. Alyce M. Thomas
      Pages 135-154
    7. Lana K. Wagner, Larry Leeman, Sarah Gopman
      Pages 155-160
    8. Katherine Kunstel
      Pages 161-174
  4. Special Diets, Supplements, and Specific Nutrients During Pregnancy

    1. Nancy Rodriguez, Michelle Price Judge
      Pages 177-189
    2. Mary Frances Picciano, Michelle Kay McGuire
      Pages 191-214
    3. Ann Reed Mangels
      Pages 215-231
    4. John Beard
      Pages 233-244
    5. Beth Thomas Falls, Lynn B. Bailey
      Pages 245-254
  5. The Postpartum Period

    1. Deborah L. O’Connor, Lisa A. Houghton, Kelly L. Sherwood
      Pages 257-282
    2. Michelle Price Judge, Cheryl Tatano Beck
      Pages 283-303
  6. The Developing World

    1. Usha Ramakrishnan, Beth Imhoff-Kunsch
      Pages 337-354
    2. Saurabh Mehta, Julia L. Finkelstein, Wafaie W. Fawzi
      Pages 355-365
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 367-375

About this book


Written for the clinician and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel pregnant women and women of child-bearing age, Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy is an excellent and easy-to-use resource in the practical form of a handbook. In Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy, the authors provide historical perspective and background to support recommendations which are provided in each chapter, importantly for the practitioners, recommendations and guidelines have been summarized and provided in tables that are easy to locate and interpret. This book discusses relevant topics in the scientific community such as determining to what extent prenatal and perinatal environmental factors are linked to childhood and adult obesity and chronic diseases. This book also examines issues that are common to both the developed and the developing worlds and includes chapters that are specific to nutritional and reproductive factors seen mainly in developing countries. These chapters discuss contemporary issues that impact both the woman and the developing infant. Also covered in several chapters is a review of nutritional as well as physiological factors that either increase or decrease the potential for high risk pregnancies such as gestational diabetes mellitus, Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, anemia, and so forth. Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy is a comprehensive volume that includes up-to-date information in chapters written by the leaders in the fields of diet, nutrients, ingredients, environmental factors and physiological consequences addressing the needs of women of childbearing potential and pregnant women.


Anorexia Diabetes Diabetes mellitus High Risk Pregnancy Nutrition Optimal Weight Gain Pregnancy Outcomes

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
    • 1
  • Sarah C. Couch
    • 2
  • Elliot H. Philipson
    • 3
  1. 1.College of AgricultureLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nutritional SciencesUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Maternal Fetal MedicineCleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press, a part of Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-834-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-112-3
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