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- DocumentCochrane Library, 2012This study aims to assess the benefits and harms of intermittent supplementation with iron alone or in combination with folic acid or other vitamins and minerals to pregnant women on neonatal and pregnancy outcomes.Document2012This review summarises the evidence on association of maternal nutrition with birth outcomes along with a review of the effects of balanced protein-energy supplementation during pregnancy. Sixteen intervention studies were included in the review. The results show:Document2012This paper examines the effects and consequences of iodine deficiency during pregnancy on maternal and birth outcomes. Iodine requirements are increased 50% during pregnancy. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can cause maternal and fetal hypothyroidism and impair neurological development of the fetus.Document2012This review evaluates the preventive effects of calcium supplementation during pregnancy on gestational hypertensive disorders and related maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Primary outcomes were pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and birthweight. The main findings are:DocumentWiley Online Library, 2006This review evaluates the benefits to mother and infant of multiple-micronutrient supplements in pregnancy and assess the risk of excess supplementation and potential adverse interactions between micronutrients.DocumentWiley Online Library, 2012The purpose of this review is to assess the effects of daily oral iron supplements for pregnant women, either alone or in conjunction with folic acid, or with other vitamins and minerals as a public health intervention. 60 trials were included.Document
Intermittent iron supplementation for reducing anaemia and its associated impairments in menstruating womenWiley Online Library, 2011This review assesses the effects of intermittent oral iron supplementation, alone or in combination with other nutrients, on anaemia and its associated impairments in menstruating women, compared with no intervention, a placebo or daily supplementation.DocumentWiley Online Library, 2013This review assesses the evidence for oral folic acid supplementation during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes such as preterm births, birthweight, neonatal deaths and anaemia. The effects of folic acid supplementation are compared with supplementation with other micronutrients or with no folic acid (placebo).Main resultsDocumentWiley Online Library, 2010This review updates and expands a previous Cochrane Review assessing the effects of periconceptional supplementation with folic acid to reduce neural tube defects (NTDs). We examined whether folate supplementation before and during early pregnancy can reduce neural tube and other birth defects (including cleft palate) without causing adverse outcomes for mothers or babies.Document
Effects of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on fetal growth: a double-blind randomized controlled trial in rural Burkina FasoAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008This paper describes a study which tested whether providing pregnant women with the UNICEF/WHO/UNU international multiple micronutrient preparation (UNIMMAP), rather than iron and folic acid alone, improved fetal growth and its correlates. The randomized controlled trial included 1426 pregnancies and was carried out in rural Burkina Faso. Tablet intake was directly observed.