Special Issue "Pregnancy and Child Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
The improvement of maternal and child health was presented as the 5th United Nations Millennium Development Goal. However, it remains a key issue in global health. The new UN’s Global Goals for 2030 emphasize that ensuring people live healthy lives can cut child mortality and raise life expectancy.
Worldwide maternal and child health-related outcomes are markedly affected by environmental and socio-demographic factors including access to health care, vaccination, good nutrition, adequate housing, clean water and sanitation, education and employment. For example, uneducated and low-income women are more likely to face stressful life events during their life course and experience childbirth-related complications and poor gestational outcomes (e.g., preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction, neonatal death) compared to well educated and high-income women. Preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction can set a newborn baby on a life-long course of disparities in health-related outcomes. Children born into poverty are also more likely to have delayed cognitive development and poor school performance.
Maternal nutrition and cardiometabolic health are also powerful determinants of gestational outcomes. Women suffering from diabetes, iron deficiency anemia or obesity are at a higher risk of childbearing complications. Research indicates that babies born to mothers who are overweight or obese during pregnancy are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) aims at advancing scientific and professional knowledge in the maternal, newborn and child health field. We believe that this issue will be an excellent forum for disseminating outstanding research findings as well as sharing good practice and innovative ideas for improving maternal and child health.
This Special Issue will accept manuscripts addressing maternal and child health practice, policy and research, exploring a wide range of topics and disciplines, such as epidemiology, public health, nutrition, social sciences, demography, health status assessment, innovative service initiatives, service evaluation, economic evaluation, policy analysis, advocacy and professional development. It will include the following types of articles:
- Primary research (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods studies)
- Systematic, scoping and narrative reviews
- Methodological papers
- Case studies
- Commentaries and position papers
- Brief reports
Dr. Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Early years
- Food and nutrition
- Gestational outcomes
- Health impact
- Health economics
- Lifestyle and behaviour
- Oral health
- Pregnancy and postpartum
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Inflammatory profile trajectory during pregnancy and postpartum in Brazilian women with periodontitis: the IMPROVE clinical trial
Authors: Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye
Affiliation: School of Human Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Title: Associations between child mental well-being or conflicts during mealtime and picky eating behaviour
Authors: Berit L. Heitmann
Affiliation: Research Unit for Dietary Studies at the Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, The Capital Region, Denmark and Section for General Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen University, 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark