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Special Issue "Holistic Approach to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Period"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 263

Special Issue Editor

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Medical University of Lublin, 20-059 Lublin, Poland
Interests: gestational diabetes mellitus; fetal growth restriction; preeclampsia biomarkers; preterm delivery; fetal programming; excessive gestational weight gain; metabolic syndrome
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium are unique periods in a woman’s life. During pregnancy, the mother’s body undergoes both anatomical and functional changes enabling the proper growth and development of the fetus. After giving birth, the pregnancy changes gradually subside, and the mother’s body returns to the non-pregnant state. Breastfeeding, Nature’s paramount health plan for the baby and a boon for both the mother and the child, is extremely important as well. The World Health Organization describes the postpartum period as the most critical, and simultaneously the most neglected, stage in the lives of mothers and their offspring; most maternal and infant deaths occur during this period.

More and more often it is emphasized that perinatal care should be based on a holistic model of care which involves taking care not only of the mother’s physical health, but of her mental health as well.

This Special Issue offers the opportunity to publish manuscripts on important public health issues related to gestational diseases, risky behaviors during pregnancy, complications of childbirth and puerperium, benefits and problems of breastfeeding, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum periods. These various topics are pivotal to environmental health sciences and the protection of public health.

Dr. Zaneta Kimber-Trojnar
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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2500 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.


  • pregnancy
  • childbirth
  • puerperium
  • breastfeeding
  • maternal health
  • maternity care
  • postpartum depression
  • maternal programming
  • lactation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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