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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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ESPUIG SEBASTIAN, Rosana; NORENA PENA, Ana Lucía; CORTES CASTELL, Ernesto  and  GONZALEZ-SANZ, Juan de Diego. Pregnant's and midwives perception about nutrional councils during pregnancy. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.5, pp.1205-1212. ISSN 1699-5198.

Background: Women's nutritional status, the suitable profit of weight and the ingestion of certain nutrients may have an important influence in health both for the mother and newborn in a short and long term. World Health Organization gives a number of nutritional recommendations which are transmitted during the pregnant women antenatal care by their midwives. Objectives: To analyze the main studies on the understanding of the pregnant women about the nutritional received councils and to identify the strategies used by the midwives for theirs implementation. Methodology: Literature review for low risk pregnant's conducted by midwives and receiving nutritional councils in Web of Science (WOS), CINAHL and PubMed. Using descriptors such as: pregnancy, pregnant, midwife, counselling, nutrition and their different combinations. The criteria incorporation was original article and review written in English, Spanish or Portuguese of last ten years and available in complete. Results: 184 references were found. Finally, only 11 focused on the issue addressed. There are multiple items with nutritional advice in pregnancy but a few that include educational strategies implemented by midwives to address dietary and nutritional recommendations and usefulness. Conclusion: Only a few studies researchs the midwives' knowledge about nutrition in pregnancy and the councils that they transmit to pregnants. In the same way, not many papers treats the pregnant perception about nutritional councils.

Keywords : Pregnant women; Midwives; Health councils; Prenatal nutrition.

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