Journal of Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Lifestyle: Short- and Long-Term Effects on Mother’s and Her Children’s Health


Publishing date
01 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Oct 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Children and Families, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland; UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland

2R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation-Exercise and Pregnancy Lab, The University of Western Ontario, Room 2245, 3-M Centre, London, ON, Canada

3Georgetown University, Research Building, Northwest, Washington, DC, USA


Pregnancy and Lifestyle: Short- and Long-Term Effects on Mother’s and Her Children’s Health

Description

Pregnancy and fetal environment can have a profound influence on many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, children's and mother's obesity, breast cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. Much of the influence of the intrauterine milieu is likely to be transmitted to adulthood, and perhaps to next generations, through epigenetic mechanisms. However, the exact mechanistic pathways, especially associations between epigenetic modifications and lifestyle during pregnancy, are largely unknown and deserve further study.

Emerging evidence suggests that lifestyle modifications during or after pregnancy, even in later adulthood, may be valuable tools in chronic disease prevention among mothers and their children. Studies on the prevention of excessive weight gain during pregnancy by lifestyle modifications have gained favourable results on mother's body weight, and structured aerobic exercise training has been shown to prevent high birth weight of the newborn, whereas effects of dietary interventions are less clear. High intake of saturated fat, low intake of polyunsaturated fat, excessive gestational weight gain, and low physical activity may increase the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Preclinical studies show that high fat diet during pregnancy increases breast cancer risk among dams and female offspring. We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nutrition to promote healthy pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and nutrition: clinical studies on efficacy on various endpoints, such as preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, premature birth, and high and low birth weight
  • Pregnancy and nutrition: mechanisms mediating the effects of components in foods on mothers and offspring in multiple generations
  • Pregnancy-induced genetic changes
  • Pregnancy and exercise: observational studies and trials
  • Pregnancy and exercise: mechanistic studies
  • Pregnancy and lifestyle modification/intervention: effects and methodology
  • Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals during pregnancy on offspring's health

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 537526
  • - Editorial

Pregnancy and Lifestyle: Short- and Long-Term Effects on Mother's and Her Children's Health

Riitta Luoto | Michelle F. Mottola | Leena Hilakivi-Clarke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 320413
  • - Review Article

The Heart-Placenta Axis in the First Month of Pregnancy: Induction and Prevention of Cardiovascular Birth Defects

Kersti K. Linask
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 139049
  • - Clinical Study

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome One Year after Delivery in Finnish Women at Increased Risk for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus during Pregnancy

Jatta Puhkala | Tarja I. Kinnunen | ... | Riitta Luoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 787032
  • - Research Article

Limiting Excess Weight Gain in Healthy Pregnant Women: Importance of Energy Intakes, Physical Activity, and Adherence to Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines

Tamara R. Cohen | Kristine G. Koski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 368461
  • - Review Article

Current Thoughts on Maternal Nutrition and Fetal Programming of the Metabolic Syndrome

Bonnie Brenseke | M. Renee Prater | ... | J. Claudio Gutierrez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 165617
  • - Research Article

Physical Activity during Pregnancy: Impact of Applying Different Physical Activity Guidelines

Katie M. Smith | Christina G. Campbell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 193170
  • - Research Article

Stages of Change Model for Participation in Physical Activity during Pregnancy

Lene Annette Hagen Haakstad | Nanna Voldner | Kari Bø
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 718095
  • - Research Article

Kinematic Analysis of Gait in the Second and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy

Marco Branco | Rita Santos-Rocha | ... | António Veloso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 780180
  • - Research Article

Prepregnancy Physical Activity in relation to Offspring Birth Weight: A Prospective Population-Based Study in Norway—The HUNT Study

Silje Krogsgaard | Sigridur L. Gudmundsdottir | Tom I. L. Nilsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 257597
  • - Research Article

Use of Medicines with Unknown Fetal Risk among Parturient Women from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort (Brazil)

Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi | Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol | ... | Iná S. Santos
Journal of Pregnancy
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