A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON THE INTENT AND PEDAGOGY OF DIETARY PRACTISES DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD TRIMESTERS OF PREGNANCY

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Satheesh S
Manivasakam P
Pradeep S
Rasiga S
Hari Vignesh D
Dinesh K

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Abstract

The dietary practices during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy play a crucial role in ensuring the health and well-being of both the mother and the baby. In the Indian scenario, maternal undernutrition during pregnancy remains a critical public health issue1. Diets among pregnant women in India are often characterized by low energy, macronutrient imbalance, and inadequate micronutrient intake4. This highlights the need for a cross-sectional study to explore the intent and pedagogy of dietary practices during this crucial period.


Understanding the intent behind dietary practices during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy is essential to develop effective interventions and improve maternal and child health outcomes. Previous studies have shown that despite widespread awareness about the importance of nutrient-rich foods during pregnancy, diet in some populations, such as rural areas of Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, may not meet the necessary nutritional requirements2,3. This emphasizes the need to investigate the dietary practices in the Indian context to identify gaps, barriers, and opportunities for improvement

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