Welcome to the Core Module
"Nutrition and Lifestyle During Pregnancy"

Here you find an overview of the module on "Nutrition and Lifestyle During Pregnancy", its structure and units, learning aims and information on how to get your CME credits.



This module addresses appropriate maternal nutrition and lifestyle before and during pregnancy and its significance for favorable pregnancy outcomes. Current, international recommendations for adequate nutrient intakes through diet and supplements are addressed. Physiological explanations for nutrient transfer help to deepen understanding as to why appropriate maternal weight gain is so important for infant and maternal health. Similarly, physical activity and lifestyle recommendations are specified along with recommendations for the avoidance of food-borne illnesses. This module focuses especially on the nutrition needs of the mother and fetus during normal pregnancies while also addressing special nutrition and metabolic challenges such as obesity, gestational diabetes and eating disorders.

Structure, Content and Learning Aims of this Module

The module "Nutrition and Lifestyle During Pregnancy" contains four separate units which can be worked through in your preferred order. For each unit, you will have the opportunity to request CME credits upon successful completion of a multiple choice test at the end.

 Unit 1


Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Please click here to see an overview of the whole module.

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Free of charge! 


Targeted to international healthcare professionals and researchers


Available Worldwide


How to best follow this module

For your own coordination and scheduling: To go through this entire module which contains five units, you will need about 870 minutes (about 150-210 minutes for each unit). Downloading further literature or using our integrated links will take additional time.

Every unit consists of a self-assessment test at the beginning, different lessons and a CME test at the end. During the course of the module, the learner will benefit from a number of learning tools, including self-assessment tests, graphics, expert videos, a discussion forum and an online case-based training.

To make better use of the teaching material and consequently a better learning experience overall, we suggest that the learner first should go through the units, follow by the case-based training and only after that she or he should attempt the CME tests.

CME Certificate of Completion

Please Note: Starting from 1st September 2021, The Early Nutrition eAcademy is offering e-learning modules and CME Certificates of Completion free of charge to health care professionals worldwide.

The CME test will only be available once all elements in each unit are marked complete. To receive your CME Certificate of Completion, you have to successfully pass the CME multiple-choice test.

European CME Accreditation:

This module has been accredited by the UEMS with 13 credits.

German Accreditation:

This module has been accredited by the German Medical Association with 18 credits.

open access

Complete all unit elements 


Pass CME Test


Credits by the EACCME

Information about CME Accreditation

European Accreditation:

This unit has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited. Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

US American Accreditation:

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Instructions for converting EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are available here.

German Accreditation:

This unit has been accredited by the German Medical Association.

How to get started

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Unit 1

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