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Healthy Eating in Pregnacy

Nutrition during pregnancy has direct implications for health; not only for the expectant mother but also for the short and long-term health of the developing child. Pregnancy is often viewed as a particularly receptive period for women to engage with information about health-related behaviours to optimise the health of their unborn child.

The infographic portrays evidence-based dietary advice and summarises associated benefits for maternal health and infant development. The design and messages on the infographic were created to facilitate healthy conversations between midwives (and other health care professionals) and women by providing a resource and visual prompt to raise the topic of healthy eating and maternal weight management in a positive and engaging manner. A colourful and clear infographic can equip healthcare professionals to deliver this information at first entry (booking) to maternity services.

The support document provides details on the evidence which shaped the images and key recommendations included in the infographic. It also provides a brief overview of the content development strategy.

Authors

Researchers:

UCL

Prof Andrew Steptoe

Dr Clare Llewellyn

Dr Helen Croker

Dr Andrea Smith

KCL

Prof Lucilla Poston

Dr Angela Flynn

University of Newcastle

Dr Nicola Heslehurst

Graphic Designers:

University of Oxford

Andy Kirk

Sarah Chamberlain

This report is independent research commissioned and funded by the National Institute for Health Research Policy Research Programme. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health and Social Care or its arm's length bodies, and other Government Departments.

 

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Healthy Eating in Pregnancy Infographic

A visual evidence-based infographic on healthy nutrition during pregnancy.

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