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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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The factors found to be significantly associated with maternal nutritional status as measured by BMI in this study were; age, number of previous births, occupation, religion and income (p<0.05).
The IOM recommendations were based on the concept of a weight-gain range determined by pre-gestational BMI, taking into consideration selected prenatal aspects, maternal nutritional status, and pregnancy course (fetal growth, birth weight, and retained postpartum weight).
Clinicians may not fully appreciate the potential effects of pregestational maternal nutritional status on pregnancy outcomes.
This article examines the possible contributions of changes in alcohol metabolism during pregnancy and their interaction with maternal nutritional status in determining the degree to which alcohol is toxic to the fetus.
Effect of maternal nutritional status on the birth weight among women of tea tribe in Dibrugash district.
They give special attention to the influence of stress on physical health, mental health and cognitive function, including the critical effects of maternal nutritional status and stress levels on fetal physical and mental development, the role of lipids in depression, the role of fish oil in the development of aggressive behaviors, and the consequences of obesity on stress and the development of eating disorders.
Maternal nutritional status can also alter the epigenetic state of the fetal genome and imprint gene expression levels with lifelong consequences.
Childbearing begins by the age of 19 for more than a third of women, contributing to poor maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes.
These insights informed the motivation for this study which focused on contraceptive use and its relationship with completed fertility, parity progression and maternal nutritional status in Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa.
A growing body of literature has established the association between maternal nutritional status and adverse pregnancy outcomes (Luke 1994a, 1994b; Ramakrishnan et al.
This study showed that maternal nutritional status and socioeconomic status remained positively associated with breastfeeding suggesting social policies affecting maternal nutrition and interventions to overall improve the better living of people which would have long lasting effect in nutritional outcome of babies.

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