Special Issue "Nutrition in Pregnancy"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Janna Morrison
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, City East Campus P5-50, Australia
E-Mail: Janna.Morrison@unisa.edu.au

Guest Editor
Dr. Timothy Regnault
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology/Physiology and Pharmacology, Children's Health Research Institute, Western University, London, ON, N6A 5C, Canada
E-Mail: tim.regnault@uwo.ca

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is of considerable interest to women, their partners and their health care professionals; however, it is a complex issue. In developing countries, maternal undernutrition is a major concern. However, with the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity in developed countries, the impact of abundant high calorie diet upon pregnancy outcome is of interest. In addition to the amount of nutrition available and its macronutrient composition within a diet, there is emerging evidence highlighting important roles for the lesser studied micronutrients. Added to this complexity is the distinction between maternal and fetal nutrition and the impact the placenta plays in nutrient metabolism and overall nutrient supply to the fetus. Together, these many variables contribute to fetal growth, and where fetal nutrition and growth is comprised, through poor maternal diet, and or diet induced alterations in placental metabolism. These deviations from the expected growth trajectory can have lifelong effects on individuals. This issue aims to highlight research in each of these areas.

Dr. Janna Morrison
Guest Editor


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  • fetal growth
  • postnatal health
  • growth trajectory
  • maternal diet
  • macronutrients
  • micronutrient
  • intrauterine growth restriction
  • placenta
  • uterine blood flow

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Nutrients 2014, 6(11), 4918-4934; doi:10.3390/nu6114918
Received: 11 September 2014; in revised form: 14 October 2014 / Accepted: 24 October 2014 / Published: 7 November 2014
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Nutrients 2014, 6(10), 4434-4451; doi:10.3390/nu6104434
Received: 20 June 2014; in revised form: 19 August 2014 / Accepted: 26 September 2014 / Published: 20 October 2014
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