Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versión ISSN 1729-519X
CRUZ ALMAGUER, Cecilia de la Caridad; CRUZ SANCHEZ, Leticia; LOPEZ MENES, Marta y GONZALEZ, Jesús Diago. Nutrition and pregnancy: some general aspects for their correct handling in the health primary care. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp. 168-175. ISSN 1729-519X.
Introduction: Malnutrition is a health problem worldwide. The implications of this situation on maternal and child health are very serious because insufficient weight gain during pregnancy and anemia bring about Low Birth Weight, and it means an increase of morbimortality in the first year of life. Objective: To reflect basic aspects of nutrition and pregnancy for their correct handling in the health primary care. Material and Methods: A bibliographical revision was carried out by means of the consultation of databases, as MEDLINE, IBECS, Scielo, Who with the use of describers like nutrition, maternal-infantile health, anemia, under weight. Conclusion: Concrete data of great importance on the nutrition of the pregnant and their influence in the health of the same ones and the product of the gestation were given.
Palabras llave : nutrition; maternal and child health; anemia; low weight newborn.