Vitamin supplementation before and during pregnancy

Jamile Marchi

Trinity College Dublin

My name is Jamile Marchi and I am a third year PhD student from Brazil, supported by the Science without Borders (SWB) program, funded by the Brazilian federal government. I have graduated in Human Nutrition back in Brazil and completed my master studies in both International Humanitarian Action and International Public Health in Madrid, Spain. As part of my doctoral work and as a dietitian I am conducting the Nutrition and Physical Activity strand of the MAMMI study (Maternal health and Maternal Morbidity in Ireland), aiming to identify the dietary and physical activity patterns of nulliparous women before and during pregnancy and analyse associations between diet and maternal outcomes. I will be presenting here some preliminary results of part of the research.


Background Having a poor diet quality is one the top five predictors of mortality in pregnant and postpartum women. Micronutrient deficiency, one form of malnutrition, has a direct impact on pregnancy and can have adverse... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jamile Marchi (Trinity College Dublin)
  2. Cecily Begley (Trinity College Dublin)
  3. John Kearney (Dublin Institute of Technology)
  4. Deirdre Daly (Trinity College Dublin)

Topic Area

Topics: Maternity Care


MC4 » Maternity Care 4 (14:00 - Thursday, 10th November, Lecture Theatre 0.32)

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