What you don’t do or do during pregnancy can have further reaching impacts than earlier thought – the actions of a woman and others around her, during her pregnancy, can impact not only the baby she carries but also her babies’ babies!
Mothers who have a poor diet during pregnancy, could cause type 2 diabetes in her children and grandchildren, says a new study.
A study conducted by scientists at the Cambridge University, found that when pregnant rats were fed a low protein diet producing in rat babies and even a future generation that was prone to diabetes. Researchers think that this pattern could replicate in humans as well.
We are well aware of the many reasons not to smoke during pregnancy, but may be perhaps less aware of the negative repercussions of second hand smoke or passive smoking.
Secondhand smoke during pregnancy can increase chances of birth defects and even stillbirths, a new study tells us.
One of the co-authors of the study, Jo Leonardi-Bee, a professor at the University of Nottingham in England, has warned that women need to be protected from passive smoking while pregnant and even before getting pregnant. While the risk is not massive, it was still found to be significant when 19 studies were examined to arrive at the conclusions.