Review: Dietary and Weight Factors during and after Maternal Preconception

Pregnancy is a brief period of the entire human life. It is an essential and crucial time of human growth and development. Nutrient requirements at this stage are exceptionally required to maintain steady growth of the mother and child before preconception and during conception. However, deficiencies in such nutrients may result in complications to the African mother and also predisposes the foetus/child to potential risk elements like T2D, respiratory disorders amongst other health implications. It would be plausible reproducing healthy offspring and doing so with ease and still retaining vigour at the end of each pregnancy, wouldn’t it? Mothers around the world (especially African mothers) are further enlightened in this study about the dietary necessities during and after child birth (that is at every stage of pregnancy). This study updates women of all works of life, all ages as well as ethnicity, on their weight acquisition or losses, and that of the foetus (their bouncing babies). This study generally compromises the relationship between nutritional diets and their substantial effects on the mother and the foetus, and how this will in turn have benefiting effects on the child’s future healthiness for a very long time. This study addressed some arguments surrounding maternal preconception and dietary nutrients using materials from experimental studies of some hosts of research analysts and scientists. Education is the key to proffering sustainable health for our intending mothers and pregnant mothers. In this study I examined relevant studies and arguments to better buttress the need for this study and found out that indeed nutrients are the key to healthy conception. This study concludes on the note that women should be more concerned about what they eat at all times and especially during pregnancy. Their weight gain is also important as it could be the best way to monitor and control pregnancy complications like the gestational diabetes mellitus which could lead to other disease complications.


Ikpotokin O Samuel

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