© 2018

Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy

  • Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
  • Sarah C. Couch
  • John P. Kirwan

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Nutrient and Health Needs in Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicholas T. Broskey, Kara L. Marlatt, Leanne M. Redman
      Pages 3-29
    3. Kimberly O. O’Brien, Carrie E. Thomas
      Pages 31-49
    4. Sun Y. Lee, Elizabeth N. Pearce
      Pages 51-69
    5. Bruce W. Hollis, Carol L. Wagner
      Pages 71-88
    6. Ann Reed Mangels
      Pages 89-108
    7. Lana K. Wagner, Frank M. Ralls
      Pages 109-115
    8. Achyut Adhikari, Karuna Kharel
      Pages 117-129
  3. Metabolism During Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Julia H. King, Sze Ting (Cecilia) Kwan, Marie A. Caudill
      Pages 133-161
    3. Marian C. Aldhous, Kahyee Hor, Rebecca M. Reynolds
      Pages 163-181
  4. High-Risk Pregnancies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Hope Barkoukis
      Pages 185-199
    3. Mimi Harrison, Lauren Miller, Naif AlEnazi, Daniel Herron
      Pages 201-220
    4. Sarah Gopman, Larry Leeman, Lana K. Wagner
      Pages 221-229
    5. Angela Bermúdez-Millán, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
      Pages 231-245
    6. Alyce M. Thomas
      Pages 273-293
    7. Catherine A. Forestell, Danielle H. Dallaire
      Pages 295-307

About this book


This easy to use text provides practitioners and researchers with a global view of current and emerging issues concerned with successful pregnancy outcomes and approaches that have been successful or show promise in ensuring a successful pregnancy.  The fully updated and revised second edition expands its scope with topics not covered in the first edition including pregnancy and military service; sleep disorders during pregnancy; the gut microbiome during pregnancy and the newborn; requirement for vitamin D in pregnancy; the environment—contaminants and pregnancy; preeclampsia and new approaches to treatment; health disparities for whites, blacks, and teen pregnancies;  depression in pregnancy—role of yoga; safe food handling for successful pregnancy outcome;  relationship of epigenetics and diet in pregnancy; caffeine during pregnancy; polycystic ovary syndrome;  US Hispanics and preterm births; celiac disease and pregnancy; cannabis use during pregnancy.

The second edition of Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy will be a valuable resource for clinicians and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel women of child-bearing age and pregnant women.


Pregnancy Nutrition Prenatal Care Diet in Pregnancy Maternal Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
    • 1
  • Sarah C. Couch
    • 2
  • John P. Kirwan
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Nutrition and Food SciencesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Department of RehabilitationExercise and Nutrition Sciences, University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Lerner Research InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

About the editors

Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, PhD

Alma Beth Clark Professor

School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Adjunct Professor

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 


Sarah C. Couch, PhD, RD 

Professor and Vice Chair

Graduate Program Director

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

University of Cincinnati 

Cincinnati, OH  


John P. Kirwan, MSc, PhD, FACSM

Executive Director

George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Baton Rouge, LA



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy
  • Editors Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
    Sarah C. Couch
    John P. Kirwan
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-90986-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08149-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-90988-2
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XLIII, 445
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Maternal and Child Health
    Clinical Nutrition
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This valuable book provides the state of the science on many important nutrition topics such as nutrients of concern in the patient following a vegetarian eating plan, or high‐risk pregnancy conditions and its nutritional considerations … .This book is written for medical students/residents, nutrition students, and medical practitioners who care for pregnant women including obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, dietitians, nurses, and other allied health professionals.” (Taylor Durkin, Doody's Book Reviews, June 14, 2019)