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Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy offers an overview of the latest research findings and international recommendations on a variety of nutrition-related aspects and outcomes of pregnancy. Ensuring a healthy nutritional status and lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is one of the best ways to help support the healthy growth and development of the unborn child. We will look at how a healthy diet and lifestyle should ideally be achieved prior to conception and provide recommendations for pre-conception counselling of women. We will also look at the nutritient recommendations for a healthy pregnancy to ensure optimal maternal and fetal outcomes as well as focus on the most common nutrition-related pregnancy complications; obesity and gestational diabetes. The learner will have the opportunity to delve into the cutting-edge world of epigenetic and metabolomic research and appreciate the enormous role that these programming effects have in long-term health and disease outcomes. Finally, we offer real life, everyday situations and questions from pregnant women to aid healthcare professionals in the nutrition-based counselling of pregnant women and their families. In addition to the English original, subtitles in Portugese language are available now!

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Rating 4.7 based on 220 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Nov 21 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) via Coursera
Instructor Berthold Koletzko
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition

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very informative

Very informative.

very informative and engaging.

Very informative that is backed up with recent studies and essential information about pregnancy.

very informative!

Though I am not in the medical field, I found this course very informative and a good basis to build upon.

Very informative and educational.

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good Good course Great and very informative course Exceptional work!

The course was very informative really good and informative and practical info to use at work Its a challenging course, lots of information.

not very informative, unfortunately.

Very informative and useful not only for health professionals, but also for future mothers and all those interested in nutrition in general (my case).

its very informative and very well planned and explained, i learned a lot.

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easy to follow

great course...with lots of useful and clear data... Really easy to follow but full of educational information.

The sections are logic, easy to follow and understand!

Some terms are hard to understand if you're not a professional healthcare provider, but with some dedicationis easy to follow-up on the content of the course.

Easy to follow, the lectures are entertaining, short(ish), precise, to the point and easy to follow.

The lecturers are presenting the program in a manner that makes the taught subjects easy to follow and quick to understand.

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during pregnancy

A very nice and accessible state of the art on the impact of nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy.

It tells you what you need to get preparation before conception and what you should avoid during pregnancy.

All the good basic recommandations about nutrition before and during pregnancy.

This course helped me to understand overall nutrition needs during pregnancy.

not bad Helped me understand the importance of good nutrition during pregnancy.

Very helpful!, a concentration of data all we should know to prevent a lot of mothers and babies´problems The course offer basic but throughout knowledge about pregnancy that every woman should know and care about before & during pregnancy.

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really enjoyed

I really enjoyed to learn and discovered new and important information about the proper nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy.Thank you so much!!!

This course is very well presented, I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed the course, very practical and pointed what you really need to know about this field.

perfect course for obstetrics who want to enrol nutrition in their practice ...refrances are great ...I really enjoyed it !

It was quite a beneficial course, covering a broad spectrum of issues related to pregnancy nutrition and lifestyle; I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot indeed.

I really enjoyed it.

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pregnant woman

Also, if an obese pregnant woman is on the course, gosh they would feel awful.

the claim that supplementing with folic acid is better than supplementing with folate or the claim that every pregnant woman should increase her daily intake of iodine (to those with autoimmune thyroid, iodine is actually toxic), I have enjoyed this course and learnt quite a lot from it.

I'm a GP interacting with pregnant woman on a regular basis.

I am a pregnant woman at the stage of beginning of second trimester.

Helpful to Understood nutritional requirements for a pre and post-pregnant woman.All explanations delivered by Professor Hildegard Przyrembel are outstanding.

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recommend it

Overall I liked it and I woud recommend it.

The course is great and I'd like to recommend it to my friends.

Very interesting course, I recommend it to everyone who plans to have children.

will highly recommend it to my peers.

I definitely recommend it!

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pregnant women

I don't think high carb diet of 50%+ is always the best for humans, and I do believe that pregnant women are no different.

I benefited from the research and studies in this course and expanded my horizons in knowing the nutrition of pregnant women fortunately now i have a great background about this subject and hope there will be more advanced courses and more complex I just love Coursera and the ability to study from anywhere.

Excellent course with both strong scientific information as well as everyday practical applications for those counseling pregnant women.

hi , delighted to share this course as inspiring and walking aside with my scientific concerns, really very a course at the height thank you awesome Huge thanks for that opportunity to learn from professionals and the best doctors how to understand and help pregnant women during such challenging time.

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Rating 4.7 based on 220 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Nov 21 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) via Coursera
Instructor Berthold Koletzko
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition

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