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Nutrition and metabolism in pregnancy: mother and fetus  [1990]

Rosso, P.;

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Discusses maternal-fetal exchange of nutrients indicating that the quantity of nutrients reaching the fetus reflects not only what the mother eats, but also her capacity to make the ingested nutrients available to the fetus. Includes chapters on physiological changes of pregnancy; maternal metabolism of energy substrates, amino acids, vitamins and minerals; fetal growth and nutritional needs; maternal-fetal exchange of nutrients; maternal caloric intake and fetal growth; fetal consequences of vitamin and mineral deficiencies; nutritional care during pregnancy; and nutritional care of gravidas with special problems