The periconceptional period has gained increasing attention in recent research in order to improve pregnancy and future health outcomes. This thesis focuses on periconceptional maternal nutrition and one-carbon metabolism in association with embryonic health, assessed by longitudinal growth and morphological development measurements, with further investigations on the effects on subsequent fetal growth parameters. Moreover, the associations between periconceptional maternal dietary patterns and human prenatal cerebellar growth have been addressed as a proxy of future neurodevelopmental outcome.

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Keywords Periconceptional period, maternal dietary patterns, folic acid, homocysteine, virtual reality, crown-rump length, embryonic volume
Promotor R.P.M. Steegers-Theunissen (RĂ©gine) , I. Cetin (Irene) , M. Rousian (Melek)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-1-56581-231-4
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Parisi, F. (2018, December 19). Periconceptional maternal nutrition and embryonic growth and morphological development. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from