Thursday, July 27, 2023

Carbohydrate Loading in Preparation for Childbirth

 Abstract. The similarity between endurance sports and childbirth suggests that an elevation of maternal glycogen stores through a moderate increase in dietary carbohydrates during the last few weeks of pregnancy may benefit both mother and child.

Citation. T.F. Heston and P.P. Simkin (1991) Carbohydrate loading in preparation for childbirth. Medical Hypotheses. [doi]:10.1016/0306-9877(91)90173-v {PMID}:2041497