During pregnancy, extra glucose from the mother crosses the foetal placenta and the foetus's pancreas responds by releasing extra insulin to cope with excess glucose. The excess glucose is converted to fat, which results in macrosomnia (foetus too large) for normal birth, resulting in a cesarean delivery.
There are about 40 weeks in a pregnancy, starting from the first day of the prospective mother's last menstrual period. Pregnancy is usually calculated as per the date of the Last Menstrual Period (LMP).
"I had difficulty gaining weight when I was pregnant due to severe morning sickness. I had an acquaintance tell me that my baby was going to be malnourished and sickly. That really upset me, but the baby ended up being healthy."
As per the data analysed in the study, lack of exercise during pregnancy, even in the case of healthy women, "can predispose their children to obesity and associated metabolic diseases partially through impairing thermogenic function."
As per a study by Spanish researchers, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, there is a link between the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the umbilical cord blood and ADHD at the age of seven.
Tattoo during pregnancy: While the risk to the baby's growth may lessen in later months, the chances of infection still remain. So, precautions should be taken throughout pregnancy. It is advisable to get the tattoo after delivery.
Pregnancy symptoms: It's a great idea to prepare yourself for a wide range of them . There are some conditions which may need urgent attention while there may be others that can wait till the next prenatal visit.