Nutrition interventions from preconception to postpartum period and their role in preventing important health challenges

Malnutrition Obesity

Worldwide, cases of metabolic disorders, obesity, and complications related to maternal obesity have grown, while a third of the population still faces at least one micronutrient deficiency. These have multi-generational effects and is best controlled from pre-conception. Dr. Otilia Perichart-Perera discusses new data on supplementation for improved maternal nutrition status and pregnancy outcomes such as, antioxidants increasing livebirth and clinical pregnancy, omega-3 fatty acids for improving preterm births, and myo-inositols for fertility, among others. She also reiterates the need to promote adequate diet and metabolic status of mothers in different stages through nutrition therapies and supplementation, as well as taking into account environmental factors and providing multi-disciplinary nutrition support.