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Nutrition for Women, Part 1: Sexual and Reproductive Health Course

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  • Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise

The dos and don’ts of nutrition during pregnancy have changed so often in the past 30 years, some women have no idea what they actually need. Give your female clients a comprehensive understanding of nutritional recommendations, guidelines of pregnancy weight gain by the Institute of Medicine, and the role of Vitamin D and other nutrients. You’ll also explore PMS, oral contraceptives, adolescent pregnancies, gestational and pregestational diabetes, and epigenetics.


You will learn:

  • Metabolic alterations that occur with the use of oral contraceptives, and three nutrient requirements that have recently changed
  • Relationship of fetal development to nutrient requirements by trimester
  • Proper weight gain for pregnant women who are normal weight, underweight or overweight at time of conception
  • Current intake recommendations during pregnancy for calories, protein, sodium, iron, folic acid, zinc and calcium
  • To determine a plan of nutrient supplementation for pregnant women who are well nourished, poorly nourished or anemic at time of conception
  • Solutions for common complaints during pregnancy including nausea, vomiting, heartburn and constipation
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