Probiotics and DHA: their role in female reproductive health (AJP July 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Dr Treasure McGuire

CPD Credits: 3

Overview 

Designed to give an overview of the role of probiotics and DHA in female reproductive health including evidence for supplementation in pregnancy and breastfeeding, and nutrient and lifestyle risk minimisation strategies to improve offspring outcomes later in life.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. describe the influence of maternal nutrition on epigenetic programming in the offspring’s first 1000 days of life;
  2. describe the role of the maternal microbiome on foetal and infant development;
  3. describe the evidence base for omega-3 fatty acid, choline and probiotic supplementation in pregnancy and breastfeeding;
  4. describe the nutrient and lifestyle risk minimisation strategies to improve offspring outcomes in later life.

The 2016 Competency Standard addressed by this activity include: 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: A2007AJP3    Accreditation expires: 01/07/2022

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.