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"Micronutrients in Pregnancy and Lactation"

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


Good nutrition is fundamental for good health, and is especially important for women during pregnancy and the lactation period. Additional maternal energy requirements during pregnancy and lactation are only 10% higher than in the non-pregnant or non-lactating state. However, the requirement for some micronutrients increases considerably and may have profound consequences for fetal development.

In this module, critical micronutrients for pregnancy and lactation are discussed in detail. An overview of relevant nutrients is presented, including biological function, physiological requirements and consequences for optimal fetal and infant development.

Structure, Content and Learning Aims of this Module

The module "Micronutrients in Pregnancy and Lactation" contains three 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.

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

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 570 minutes (about 180-210 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 and a discussion forum..

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 only after that they should attempt the CME tests.

CME Certificate of Completion

Please Note: Starting September 1, 2020, all CME Certificates of Completion will be available for purchase for 5,00 € (excl. VAT) per 1 European CME credit to health care professionals in all EU countries only. The ENeA Global platform and modules will remain available to all non-EU health care professionals, but no CME Certificate of Completion will be available for purchase or download.

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 and complete the payment process.

European CME Accreditation:

This module has been accredited by the UEMS with 9 credits.

German Accreditation:

This module has been accredited by the German Medical Association with 12 credits.

How to get started

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Unit 1

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