Physiological Changes Alter Nutrient Needs During Pregnancy - CHES30

Physiological Changes Alter Nutrient Needs During Pregnancy

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Karen Lilyquist, PhD, RD, RN, LD
(4.4 / 22 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (2.00 CECH)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


A pregnant woman’s health is linked uniquely to fetal, infant, and maternal health and well-being. Preconception nutritional status and nutritional intake during the pregnancy are key components to successful birth outcomes. It is common knowledge that women have increased nutrient needs during pregnancy and lactation, yet the details are often overlooked. Healthy eating is more than “eating for two.”


The goal of this pregnancy and nutrition continuing education course is to provide dietitians, health educators and pharmacists with information on how nutrient needs are altered during pregnancy due to the physiological changes of pregnancy. After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy
  • Explain how these physiological changes alter nutrient needs during pregnancy
  • Discuss how omega-3 fatty acids affect both the mother and developing fetus, and identify good food sources of omega-3 fatty acids

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators and pharmacists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/5/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/9/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Wendy W - Keller, TX  ·  Feb 20, 2019
It was good information.
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Dorothy A - Sharon Springs, NY  ·  Jan 05, 2019
great detail regarding nutrients
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Shawn C - vancouver, WA  ·  Dec 13, 2018
great information about nutrient need during pregnancy
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Stephanie M - SNLH, OR  ·  Oct 26, 2018
educational, good information
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Ellen F - McMinnville, OR  ·  May 19, 2018
some of the test questions were not addressed in the course content
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50