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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

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About the Course

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy offers an overview of the latest research findings and international recommendations on a variety of nutrition-related aspects and outcomes of pregnancy. Ensuring a healthy nutritional status and lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is one of the best ways to help support the healthy growth and development of the unborn child. We will look at how a healthy diet and lifestyle should ideally be achieved prior to conception and provide recommendations for pre-conception counselling of women. We will also look at the nutritient recommendations for a healthy pregnancy to ensure optimal maternal and fetal outcomes as well as focus on the most common nutrition-related pregnancy complications; obesity and gestational diabetes. The learner will have the opportunity to delve into the cutting-edge world of epigenetic and metabolomic research and appreciate the enormous role that these programming effects have in long-term health and disease outcomes. Finally, we offer real life, everyday situations and questions from pregnant women to aid healthcare professionals in the nutrition-based counselling of pregnant women and their families. In addition to the English original, subtitles in Portugese language are available now!...

Top reviews


Mar 20, 2022

The course was very comprehensive and easy to understand. The instructors made sure that they are giving the information in a way that won't make me confused. Thank you so much for this great course.


Apr 28, 2017

I'm a GP interacting with pregnant woman on a regular basis. This was a very enlightening refresher course. will highly recommend it to my peers. beautifully presented. N.B very pretty obstetrician!

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By Anezka N

Sep 8, 2018

Very informative and useful not only for health professionals, but also for future mothers and all those interested in nutrition in general (my case). It doesn't stay on the surface, you might need to educate yourself little bit in biochemistry if you have never heard anything about words like hemoglobin, hypoglycemia etc. But that was part of the fun - to actually keep searching and discovering.

By Julia S S d S

Jan 12, 2021

Excellent! I was not expecting to be an in-depth course, neither to approach epigenetics. It surprised me in a really positive way. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy, specially to medical students, like me.

"Danke" to LMU and its amazing teachers for the opportunity. Regards from Brazil!

By Elizangela C

Jun 12, 2018

O curso foi excelente, reunindo uma série de informações importantes para atualização e aperfeiçoamento do atendimento a gestantes. Estou muito satisfeita e feliz pela oportunidade em agregar conhecimentos em minha prática clínica como nutricionista materno infantil.

By Rubayet S

Mar 21, 2022

The course was very comprehensive and easy to understand. The instructors made sure that they are giving the information in a way that won't make me confused. Thank you so much for this great course.

By Steven R

Apr 29, 2017

I'm a GP interacting with pregnant woman on a regular basis. This was a very enlightening refresher course. will highly recommend it to my peers. beautifully presented. N.B very pretty obstetrician!

By Nikos K

Mar 1, 2021

Amazing and really informative course gives you an in-depth analysis of the subject. The videos are compact with information. The tests are on the difficult side (and some question change if you retake them, so you can retake them for further testing the knowledge you obtained). Keep in mind that the reading material requires a lot more time than mentioned, if you want to do more than just read the titles you'll need 1-3 hours to complete each of the reading material than accompanies the video lectures.

By Darayu B

Jun 9, 2021

detailed information about nutrition for general public to learn. great for those who are currently carrying.

information is geared towards normal-weight and obese women. some info about gestational diabetics, and a little about hyperemesis gravidarum.

information was a little dragged out/diluted for my taste but lectures were short enough to endure it. would have liked to see more info about meal planning and exercise prescriptions. overall, killed some time and learned a few things.

By Юлия Н

Jun 19, 2022

Благодарю создателей курса за столь ценную и доступную информацию! Курс проходить одно удовольствие, спикеры приятные, видео короткие и не перегружают, есть ссылки на источники, с которыми можно ознакомитьсч подробнее. Очень интересно и полезно, многие врачи в государственных клиниках, кажется, даже не в курсе большинства исследований и рекомендаций, что очень печально. Мне кажется, можно было бы еще добавить о влиянии стресса на беременных и способах релаксации.

By dietitian M A ( B

Jun 18, 2017

I did not have a strong background on the most important recommendations for the health of the pregnant woman, and how to maintain the health of pregnancy from the first day of the last day ... I benefited from the research and studies in this course and expanded my horizons in knowing the nutrition of pregnant women fortunately now i have a great background about this subject and hope there will be more advanced courses and more complex

By María J M P

May 6, 2021

I learned a lot about the importance of the nutrition and lifestyle during the reproductive age and the pregnancy both in woman as in men. I loved wich one of the lessons and the easily comprensive of the videos. But I have a doubt about about the course certification because I haven´t recived a mail or anything about it. And I would like to know about it as soon as possible. Thank you

By A P

Sep 1, 2021

its is very important to learn about our health, and thers nothing high than a good healthy person. its very important to know what we are eating and how its going to benefits us. we can learn about the nutition we get from food, and how we should maintain our life with all required needs, for healthy pregnancy for a mother to infant . this course is so helpful .

By Amena S

Aug 8, 2020

Yeah really to complete this course is so much efficient to me. I'm really happy to done with it. Since I'm a student of Food & Nutrition science it'll help me a lot. Covid 19, & in lockdown when you've nothing to do & you wanna serach of knowledge in nutrition field, I think , this course is for you. I wanna say thank to coursera to give me the opportunit.

By Ignacia I E

Mar 11, 2021

Muy buen curso, cubre aspectos básicos de la nutrición durante el embarazo de forma clara y sencilla. El material complementario es interesante y los videos también. Sin embargo, me habría gustado que se abordara más la alimentación de madres con dietas vegetarianas y veganas como un módulo aparte. Siento que este curso aporta a mi formación profesional.

By Dima A j

Dec 22, 2020

It was indeed an excellent educational course, as it is rich in information and health knowledge, and it is of interest to many women and all health care workers, especially for pregnant women and the fetus, thank you very much for these efforts, especially for converting the educational material into an easy formula that can be understood by all.

By Erin G

Jun 4, 2019

Though some of it is common sense, I never really realized just how much my body's condition prior to conception truly impacted my baby, not just during gestation, but for the rest of their lives. The more you can equip yourself with knowledge prior to pregnancy, the better future you can provide for yourself and your future children.

By vivek s

Apr 6, 2020

So glad that i completed this course. It is a knowledge bank and it has enhanced my vision to look at the pregnancy and nutrition. I loved how the delivery of the lecture was so practical and thoughtful. It is purely RESEARCH and EVIDENCE based lecture. I would love to be taught by the professors again in any related or new topics.

By Paulina K

Jun 17, 2019

I really liked this course, it was a great way to learn about nutrition in pregnancy. I enjoyed watching the videos and the references, I think it's super complete and it's a lot of helpfull information that will help me later on in life. I'm so excited that I enrolled myself in this course and that I could learn so many things.

By Georgia C

Apr 1, 2021

Very nice videos and many articles in the lists offered to read if you want to learn even more for nutrition and lifestyle in pregnancy. This is a very important topic that healthcare provider should be informed about and I definetely recommend it! Thanks to my university's collaboration with Coursera I had an extra motivation!

By Magdalene M A

Feb 22, 2019

Great course. I have learnt a lot of interesting things about pregnancy. I still have a lot of materials from the course to read but that gives me the oppotunity to understand better and maybe learn even more about nutrition and lifestyle in pregnancy. Why dont you take this course to, you'll be glad you did...

By Meisha P

Sep 2, 2022

Being a first time expecting mum, I found the course incredibly informative and interesting. As a non-medical professional, I found it to be very scientific but still completely understandable. Would recommend to all women with an interest in health, fitness, nutrition and to seek reassurance in pregnancy.

By Bartlomiej C

Apr 15, 2017

Powerful dose of knowledge. I knew a lot but after this course I realized many crucial aspects that are really significant when taking care about all elements of nutrition in pregnancy. This course gave me a lot and I would like to recommended it to anyone who wants to widen his knowledge in the area.

By Shannon M

Jun 10, 2017

An amazing course! Such a wide variety of useful knowledge regarding nutrition and pregnancy. This is good for mothers to be, mothers who are pregnant, or women planning on becoming a mother. This is also good for anyone studying gynecology/obstetrics or even nursing. I recommend it to everyone.

By Alexandra S

Aug 5, 2020

I'm grateful for the given opportunity to be able to learn about lifestyle and nutrition during pregnancy. I'm pregnant right now and it is really important for me to learn evidence-based material about the changes that i'm going through right now. For me the course was really good experience.

By Smirnov K

Aug 22, 2020

It was really helpful. I learned something new and now know more about recommended food intake and optimal lifestyle in pregnancy. There is some differences between course of actions in different countries but main line is straight. I recommend this course to observe and learn. Dr.Smirnov

By Gary C

Dec 8, 2017

Im glad that I take this course and this course helps me and my wife to have better understanding on her dietary intakes and on her daily meals consumption. Now im more confident to prepare for our first incoming newborn. Thank you Doctors for the materials provided.