Dietary patterns before and during pregnancy and birth outcomes: a systematic review

Year Published: 2019


Am J Clin Nutr


Raghavan R, Dreibelbis C, Kingshipp BL, Wong YP, Abrams B, Gernand AD, Rasmussen KM, Siega-Riz AM, Stang J, Casavale KO, Spahn JM, Stoody EE


In this study, authors looked at the relationship between dietary patterns before/during pregnancy and gestational age at birth and birth weight.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Limited evidence in this review showed that healthy dietary patterns were associated with lower risk of preterm birth and spontaneous preterm birth. Dietary patterns that were high in nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and seeds were protective.