Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Our open-access Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Nutrition & Lifestyle in Pregnancy” hosted on the Coursera platform touches comprehensively on how nutritional and lifestyle aspects, both during pre-conception and during pregnancy, can impact the health of expecting mothers and their offspring. Following the latest scientific evidence and international recommendations, we explain how maternal physiological and metabolic adaptations during pregnancy influence nutrient requirements, we cover the most common nutrition-related pregnancy complications; and lastly, provide recommendations to ensure optimal maternal and fetal outcomes. This course aims to aid healthcare professionals to improve their counselling in their day-to-day interactions with pregnant women and those wishing to become pregnant. Nevertheless, anybody interested in the topic is welcome to join this course and benefit by gaining knowledge on this topic.