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Title: Undernutrition during Pregnancy
Author(s): Nguyen, Anh Hoang
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Editor(s): Abduljabbar, Hassan
Citation: Nguyen AH (2019) Undernutrition during Pregnancy. In: Abduljabbar H (ed.) Complications on Pregnancy. London: IntechOpen, pp. 55-70.
Keywords: gestational diabetes mellitus
gestational weight gain
folate deficiency
vitamin D deficiency
omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid
pregnancy outcomes
Issue Date: 2019
Date Deposited: 16-Apr-2021
Abstract: Evidence shows that women with undernutrition before and during pregnancy have increased risk of metabolic disorders (i.e., gestational diabetes mellitus) and are at increased risk of complications during labor and birth. The chapter proposes evidence-based nutritional therapy for gestational diabetes, gestational weight gain, and common nutrient deficiencies in pregnancy, such as vitamin D, folic acid, and omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid deficiency. It would be a partial answer for these problems in Asia.
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI Link: 10.5772/intechopen.82727
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