Several studies in recent years, have confirmed what many have already known: not only are we what we eat, but so is true for our unborn babies. A study conducted in Europe looked at the effect of, B-vitamins, folic acid, breast milk versus formula milk, iron, iodine and omega-3 fatty acids, on the cognitive, emotional and behaviorism development of children from before birth to age nine.

The study concluded that folic acid, which is a recommended supplement during pregnancy in the United States, reduced the likelihood of behavioral problems during early childhood. Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon was also beneficial, specifically on reading ability as measured at age nine.

Another study found that excessive weight gain during a women's pregnancy greatly influenced the likelihood that her baby would be obese later in life. And if the mother snacked on high glycemic foods, such as white bread and chocolate during the 3rd trimester, this also raised her child's risk of obesity in early childhood.

At Cherished Moon, we have specialized programs to help you maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy to help ensure a great start for your little one.


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