Importance of Nutritional Status in Pregnancy Outcomes

by Instructor: Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD; Instructor: Elizabeth Chiodo, RD, LDN; Instructor: Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC; Instructor: Margaret Wertheim Eich, MS, RDN, CD

$15.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

The most important controllable factors in pregnancy outcomes are prenatal medical care and adequate nutrition during pregnancy. The health and eating habits of the mother directly affect the fetus and the pregnancy’s outcome. In a country such as the United States where the food supply is plentiful, women should be well nourished. It’s disheartening to realize that malnutrition and poor eating habits still lead to maternal, fetal, and neonatal complications. Not only are there short-term complications for maternal health, but the child may experience chronic diseases later in life based on the mother’s prenatal diet and its impact on the mother and the baby’s epigenetics. Learn what nutrients are necessary for a healthy pregnancy and why nutrition should be a focus for preconception and prenatal care.

About the Course Author

Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC, is a private-practice registered dietitian based in Charleston, South Carolina. She focuses on infertility, preconception, prenatal, and postnatal health. She earned a B.S. in human nutrition from the University of Florida in Gainesville and her M.S. in clinical nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She later earned her CLEC certification at University of C-San Diego.

Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD47
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-08-05
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss how nutrition affects pregnancy outcomes.; Explain epigenetics and how nutrition status may influence it.; Identify at least five risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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