Eating well throughout pregnancy

Healthy eating guidelines

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2010. ‘Dietary interventions and physical activity interventions for weight management before, during and after pregnancy’

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH27

[Accessed June 2011]

Vegetarians and vegans

Vegetarian Society. 2009. ‘Vegetarian pregnancy, vegetarian babies’

http://www.vegsoc.org/document.doc?id=9

[Accessed June 2011]

The Vegetarian Resource Group: Nutrition. 2006. ‘Pregnancy and the vegan diet’

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/veganpregnancy.html

[Accessed June 2011]

Teenagers

Baker PN, Wheeler SJ, Sanders TA, et al 2009. A prospective study of micronutrient status in adolescent pregnancy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 89 (4):1114-24.

www.ajcn.org

[Accessed July 2011]

Vanderpump M, Lazarus J, Smyth P et al 2011. ‘Iodine status of UK schoolgirls: a cross-sectional survey’ The Lancet e-pub online.

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/06June/Pages/concern-over-iodine-levels-in-girls.aspx

[Accessed June 2011]

Fasting

Islamopedia Online. ‘United Kingdom: Alternatives to Ramadan fasting for pregnant women’

http://www.islamopediaonline.org/news/united-kingdom-alternatives-ramadan-fasting-pregnant-women

[Accessed June 2011]

NHS Choices. 2012. ‘Ramadan Health FAQs’

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthyramadan/Pages/faqs.aspx

[Accessed June 2011]

Foods to take care with during pregnancy

Listeria

Food Standards Agency. ‘Listeria: Keeping food safe’

http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/publication/listeriafactsheet0708.pdf

Accessed via:

http://food.gov.uk/policy-advice/microbiology/listeria/#.URODRB3cmZc

[Accessed June 2011]

Patient.co.uk. 2012’Gastro-intestinal infections in pregnancy’

http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Gastrointestinal-Infections-in-Pregnancy.htm

[Accessed June 2012]

Toxoplasmosis

Cook AJC, Gilbert RE, Buffolano W, et al 2000. Sources of toxoplasma infection in pregnant women: European multicentre case-control study. European Research Network on Congenital Toxoplasmosis. British Medical Journal 321:142-07

www.bmj.com

[Accessed July 2011]

Vitamin A / Brucellosis / Shellfish

NHS Choices. 2011. ‘Foods to avoid’

http://www.nhs.uk/planners/pregnancycareplanner/pages/carewithfood.aspx

[Accessed June 2011]

Alcohol

British Medical Association. 2007. ‘Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a guide for health professionals’ London

Department of Health. 2011. ‘Alcohol advice’

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Alcoholmisuse/DH_125368

Kelly YJ, Sacker A, Gray R, et al 2010. ‘Light drinking during pregnancy: still no increased risk for socio-emotional difficulties or cognitive deficits at five years of age?’ Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Vol 64 (11)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2006. ‘Alcohol consumption and the outcomes of pregnancy’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists statement 5.

http://www.alcoholpolicy.net/files/RCOG_Alcohol_pregnancy_March_06.pdf

Accessed via:

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/alcohol-consumption-and-outcomes-pregnancy

[Accessed June 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2006. ‘Alcohol and pregnancy: information for you’

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/alcohol-and-pregnancy-information-you

[Accessed June 2011]

Caffeine

CARE study group. 2008. ‘Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy and risk of fetal growth restriction: a large prospective observational study’ British Medical Journal. Vol 337.

http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a2332.full

[Accessed June 2011]

Organisation of Teratology Information Specialists. 2011. ‘Caffeine and pregnancy’

http://www.otispregnancy.org/files/caffeine.pdf

Accessed via:

http://www.otispregnancy.org/otis-fact-sheets-s13037

[Accessed June 2011]

Peanuts

Department of Health. 2009. ‘Revised advice on consumption of peanut during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and early life and development of peanut allergy’

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Children/Maternity/Maternalandinfantnutrition/DH_104490

[Accessed June 2011]

Artificial sweeteners

European Food Standards Authority. 2010. ‘Food additives’

www.efsa.europa.eu

[Accessed June 2011]

Honey

NHS Choices. 2010. ‘Botulism’

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Botulism/

[Accessed June 2011]

Soya

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2010. ‘Nutrition in pregnancy’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Scientific Advisory Committee, Opinion Paper 18.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/NutritionInPregnancySAC18a.pdf

Accessed via:

http://www.rcog.org.uk/nutrition-pregnancy-sac-opinion-paper-18

[Accessed June2011]

Probiotics

Betsi GI, Papadavid E, Falagas ME. 2008. ‘Probiotics for the treatment or prevention of atopic dermatitis: a review of the evidence from randomised controlled trials’ American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Vol 9 (2) pp93-103

Dotterud CK, Storro O, Johnsen R, et al 2010. ‘Probiotics in pregnant women to prevent allergic disease: a randomised, double-blind trial’ British Journal of Dermatology. Vol 163 (3) pp616-623

Dugoua JJ, Machado M, Zhu X, et al 2009. ‘Probiotic safety in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces spp’ Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. Vol 31 (6) pp542-552

http://www.sogc.org/jogc/abstracts/200906_DrugsinPregnancy_1.pdf

Accessed via:

http://www.sogc.org/index_e.asp

[Accessed June 2011]

Lee J, Seto D, Bielory L. 2008. ‘Meta-analysis of clinical trials of probiotics for prevention and treatment of paediatric atopic dermatitis’ Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Vol 121 (1) pp116-121

 

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