Nutrition in a Pregnant Woman

Nutrition in a Pregnant Woman

Name   Institution   Nutrition in pregnant women Condition: Maternal diabetes Maternal diabetes is one of the common disorders that afflict women during the term of their pregnancy. Anthropometric measurements are indentified as crucial in ensuring the healthy growth of the fetus. These measurements enable physicians to assess the nutritional status of women at various stages of their pregnancy. Anthropometric measurements are not only useful in promoting women’s heath during pregnancy, but also prevent premature death of fetus and promote its health. Case study Anthropometric assessment The following anthropometric measurements will be applicable in the case of a pregnant woman. The woman is 35 years old, of an African-American descent. IBW for females = 100 pounds for 5 feet plus 5 pounds per inch above 5 feet. Add 10% for large frame. Subtract 10% for small frame. Percent of IBW = (Current weight/ideal weight) x 100. The individual under the study was over 5 feet, with a height of 64”. 100 + (5 x 4) = 120 10% of 120 = 12 120 – 12 =...
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