Although there is an increasing number of pregnant individuals taking nutraceuticals to maintain good health, many gaps exist in the knowledge base. These nutraceuticals might be involved in a wide variety of biological processes, and the biological and epidemiological findings of relevant studies should be examined and analyzed. Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health focuses on the role of nutraceuticals for prenatal, mothers, and offspring’s health.

In recent years, new trends have been established in this area of prenatal nutrition, that is, mother and offspring health based on appropriate nutrition during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and after pregnancy. Nutraceuticals and natural products have been used by many cultures and societies around the world. This book focuses on recent trends and potential clinical evaluations of such nutraceuticals and natural products.


  • Examines the role of Nutraceuticals on the mothers and offspring’s disease and health
  • Focuses on human population-based research
  • Discuses role of nutraceuticals in placental development, nutraceuticals for gestational weight pain and post-partum obesity
  • Covers nutraceuticals impacting uterine growth, gestational age, and mortality rate
  • Explores the question whether Nutraceuticals intake in pregnant women is safe as they might be involved a wide variety of biological processes

With 19 chapters written by established lead authors in this field, Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health addresses important findings of the latest scientific research regarding the role of nutraceuticals intake before and during pregnancy.

chapter 1|7 pages


ByMaryam Miraghajani, Anastasia Victoria Lazaridi, Sarvadaman Pathak, Priyanka Bhatt, Yashwant Pathak

chapter 2|11 pages

Preconceptional Nutraceuticals during Gestation and Promotion of Women’s Health

ByAkansha Atulkar, Yashwant Pathak

chapter 4|17 pages

The Role of Nutraceuticals in the Placental Growth, Development and Function

ByMaryam Miraghajani, Michael E. Symonds

chapter 5|14 pages

Gestational Weight Gain and Postpartum Obesity

ByVasudha Prithipaul, Asra Sami

chapter 6|20 pages

Role of Nutraceuticals in Risk of Miscarriage and Related Outcomes

Stillbirth and Maternal Mortality
ByParam Patel, Parth Amin, Sujan Patel, Yashwant Pathak

chapter 7|14 pages

Nutraceuticals and Anaemia in Pregnancy

ByDeepti Kaushalkumar Jani

chapter 8|15 pages

Nutraceuticals in Maternal Infections

ByParam Patel, Sujan Patel, Parth Amin, Yashwant Pathak

chapter 9|12 pages

Nutraceuticals and Hormonal Balance in Pregnancy

ByAshley Oake, Michaela McMahon, Yashwant V. Pathak

chapter 10|20 pages

The Role of Nutraceuticals in Preeclampsia and Eclampsia

ByNafiseh Shokri Mashhadi, Reza Ghiasvand

chapter 11|15 pages

The Role of Nutraceuticals in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

ByNeda Roshanravan, Hamed Mohammadi

chapter 12|20 pages

The Role of Nutraceuticals in Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum Well-Being

ByReza Amani, Shirin Amini

chapter 13|8 pages

The Prevalence of Anemia in Postnatal Women

ByArti Patel, Yashwant Pathak

chapter 14|13 pages

Nutraceuticals Impacting Uterine Growth, Gestational Age and Mortality Rate

ByShrushti Patil, Natalia Mercado, Yashwant Pathak, Priyanka Bhatt

chapter 15|24 pages

Nutraceuticals for Bone Health in Pregnancy

ByRupal Jani

chapter 16|9 pages

Nutraceuticals for Maternal and Offspring’s Dental Health

ByAmanda Rodrigues, Amorim Adegboye

chapter 17|16 pages

Role of Nutraceuticals in Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema, Allergy in Pregnancy

ByMeera Ratani, Yasmin Azad, Yashwant Pathak, Priyanka Bhatt

chapter 18|25 pages

Nutraceuticals for Maternal and Offspring’s Chronic Disease

ByNasrin Sharifi, Reza Amani

chapter 19|22 pages

Respiratory Tract Function and Nutraceuticals

ByKavita Joshi, Vineet Jain, Kunal Dhankhar, Harvinder Popli, Keerti Jain