Maternal Health & Nutrition
[Guideline summary] Evidence-based recommendations for management of women with epilepsy during the reproductive cycle
Women with epilepsy need special care throughout the reproductive cycle. A recent article updated the Hong Kong Epilepsy Guideline with a focus on epilepsy management among this population.
[Literature Library] Vitamin D and immunity from periconception to pregnancy
Vitamin D’s role in human physiology has been redefined in recent years. Apart from calcium homeostasis and bone health, it was revealed that immune functions can be modulated through vitamin D. It also plays a vital role in fertility, embryo implantation as well as maintenance of pregnancy.
[Literature Library] The CHILD Cohort Study: Co-occurrence of bacteria in breast milk and the infant gut
Involving 1,249 Canadian mother-baby pairs, the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study (CHILD) Cohort Study evaluates the association of multiple breastmilk feeding practices, milk bacteria and milk components with neonatal microbiota composition.
Maternal choline status and respiratory coronavirus influences on fetal developing brain
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control anticipated prenatal COVID-19 infection to affect fetal development like other common respiratory coronaviruses do. While the role of nutrition is obscure, this new article proposed the potential role of choline on coronavirus infection during pregnancy.