Sometimes it seems as though we are ruled by what we can’t do.. Don’t do this, don’t do that – don’t eat this don’t eat that.
When a woman is pregnant these rules are rammed home even more, some of them such as don’t smoke make perfect sense and some such as don’t eat blue cheese are just downright cruel.
It would appear now though that what a woman eats three months before the child is born can have a massive impact on the child’s health.
According to the six Australian and New Zealand scientists who worked on the Early Life Nutrition Guidelines:
The new guidelines are encouraging women (and men) to lose weight before they conceive. Apparently, when women are overweight it increases their chance of gestational diabetes – and the chances of their child growing up overweight. Women are encouraged to gain no more than 9-18 kilograms during pregnancy (unless they are already thin).
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