Special Issue "Nutrition during Pregnancy and Maternal-Fetal Health: Advances in Translational Research"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Nursing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 245

Special Issue Editor

Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: maternal-fetal health; pregnancy; epidemiology; genomics; bioinformatics; translational research
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on maternal and child health will focus on nutrition and metabolic adaptations during pregnancy as its central theme and its effect on maternal and offspring health. Original research findings from all phases of translational research, ranging from epidemiological to experimental and biological models (e.g., epigenome, microbiome) will be considered for publication. Articles can also be reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, opinion pieces, or short communications on current recommendations on nutrition during pregnancy.

According to the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis, most conditions that occur in adulthood originate in fetal life. Adequate macro- and micronutrient intake in pregnancy and according to the pregnancy metabolic demands is crucial for the maternal–fetal health status and subsequent growth of offspring.

Submissions on all aspects of maternal health during pregnancy and biological alterations during pregnancy in response to nutrients, particularly those with an impact on child health after delivery, are encouraged. Concerning child health, we will give preference to original research on prenatal nutritional factors that may influence the development of chronic disease in children.

Dr. Hooman Mirzakhani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nutrition and its role in pregnancy
  • nutrition and pathophysiology of pregnancy
  • epidemiology of nutrients’ effects on pregnancy outcomes
  • nutrients in pregnancy and microbiome
  • nutrients in pregnancy and epigenomics
  • nutrients and maternal-fetal health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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