Influence of nutritional counseling on pregnant women in rural communities.

  • Araceli Cano- Estrada Escuela Superior de Tlahuelilpan & Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Jannet Ordoñez-Cruz Escuela Superior de Tlahuelilpan & Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • María de Jesús Ramírez-Jiménez Escuela Superior de Tlahuelilpan & Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Maricarmen Ramírez-Mendoza Escuela Superior de Tlahuelilpan & Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Benjamín López-Nolasco Escuela Superior de Tlahuelilpan & Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
Keywords: nutrition, foods, pregnancy, health promotion, rural community

Abstract

The effect of nutritional counseling during pregnancy was evaluate. Thirty-six pregnant women from two rural communities were intervened. Anthropometric measurements were taken, and they answered the frequency food questionnaire, and. At the beginning of the research, more than 50% of the participants were having an imbalanced diet regarding macronutrients. After the nutritional counseling, changes in their diet were observed, although not all changes resulted to be significant (p>0.05). Nutritional counseling does have an influence on pregnant women nutrition; however, it must be considered a cultural, social and economic context of people to have a greater impact.

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Published
2019-08-04
How to Cite
Estrada, A. C.-, Jannet Ordoñez-Cruz, María de Jesús Ramírez-Jiménez, Maricarmen Ramírez-Mendoza, & Benjamín López-Nolasco. (2019). Influence of nutritional counseling on pregnant women in rural communities. IJRDO - Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing (ISSN: 2456-298X), 4(7), 61-70. Retrieved from https://ijrdo.org/index.php/hsn/article/view/3107