Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health

1st Edition

Edited by Priyanka Bhatt, Maryam Sadat Miraghajani, Sarvadaman Pathak, Yashwant Pathak

CRC Press

352 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I. Nutraceuticals intake before pregnancy. Preconceptional nutraceutical during gestation and promotion of Women’s health. The effects of preconceptional nutraceuticals intake on fetus development and health. Part II. Nutraceuticals intake during the pregnancy. Role of nutraceuticals in placental development. Nutraceuticals for gestational weight gain and Postpartum obesity. Role of nutraceuticals in risk of miscarriage and related outcomes; stillbirth and maternal mortality. Nutraceuticals and anaemia in pregnancy. Nutraceuticals in maternal infections. Nutraceuticals and hormonal balance in pregnancy. Role of nutraceuticals in Preeclampsia and eclampsia. Role of nutraceuticals in gestational diabetes mellitus. Role of nutraceuticals during preterm birth, gestational length and cesarean section. Role of nutraceuticals in Depression during pregnancy, and for post-partum well-being. Prevalence of anemia in the postnatal women. Dietary Flavonoids as Therapeutics for Preterm Birth. Part III. Nutraceuticals and offspring’s health. Nutraceuticals impacting uterine growth, gestational age and mortality rate. Impact of Nutraceuticals on anthropometric indices. Nutraceuticals, congenital malformations and fetal anomalies. Neurobehavioral deficits and nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals for bone and dental health. Role of nutraceuticals in topic dermatitis, eczema, allergy and food hypersensitivity. Risk of infection and nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals and chronic disease (including blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance and certain pediatric cancers). Respiratory tract function and nutraceuticals.

About the Editors

Priyanka Bhatt, B.Pharm., M.Pharm., Ph.D., is currently pursuing her Postdoctoral experience in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences from College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Dr. Priyanka received Bachelor of Pharmacy from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India, and Master of Pharmacy as well as Ph.D. in Pharmacy from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. She has almost 5 years of research experience in the field of formulation development and drug delivery for cancer. Dr. Priyanka was awarded Senior Research Fellowship by Government of India from year 2013 to 2017. She was also awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship from Florida High Tech Corridor Grant (University of South Florida), FL, USA, for the period of three years in 2017. She has 2 book chapters and around 15 peer reviewed publications in reputed journals to her credit.

Maryam Sadat Miraghajani, PhD is currently pursuing her Postdoctoral experience in Academic Division of Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her areas of ongoing research include the effects of high fat diet on inflammatory genes expression. She earned both her masters in nutrition and her PhD from Isfahan University of Medical Science. She has 28 published papers and 3 book chapters.

Sarvadaman Pathak, MD, went to University of Houston for undergraduate studies, with a concentration in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine. Following that he pursued a Doctor of Medicine degree from Avalon University School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude. He was educated partially in Belize, Mexico with all clinical experience in Chicago, IL. After graduating from medical school, he focused on research and worked at the University of South Florida. In 2013 he completed a one-year clinical fellowship in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Chinese herbalism, with a focus on eastern western integrative medicine at the Dalian Medical University in Dalian, Liaoning province in Mainland China. Currently he works for the Veterans Affairs and University o fSouth Florida, Internal Medicine, and focuses on cancer research and pediatrics research.

Yashwant Pathak, PhD, is currently the associate dean for faculty affairs at College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Pathak earned his MS and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical technology from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and EMBA and MS degrees in conflict management from Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky. With extensive experience in academia and industry, Pathak has over 150 publications, research papers, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews to his credit. He has presented over 180 presentations, posters, and lectures worldwide in the field of pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, and other related topics. He has received several national and international awards including Fulbright Senior Scholar fellowship for Indonesia, Endeavour executive fellowship from Australian Government, CNPQ research award from Brazil Government and also was recognized by USF as outstanding faculty award and global engagement achievement award.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology