“Eating for Two” during Pregnacy- Can It Harm Your Baby’s Intelligence??!!!
Pregnant women ”eating for two” can put their babies at risk from eating disorders and a low IQ, a new research has warned.
They may also put them at risk of developing behavioural problems, eating disorders and mental health conditions such as schizophrenia.
This article reveals the idea that gaining too much weight during pregnancy can cause harmful long-term effects on your baby. Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to have a low IQ and are more likely to develop eating disorders later in life. I think this is very interesting information, but we need to make clear that it IS necessary to gain weight during pregnancy and that you are expected to put on a few pounds. Because on the contrary, NOT gaining enough weight can also be harmful to your baby. It is so intriguing to me that there are so many things a mother can do during pregnancy that will affect her child, and there are probably millions of factors that we have not even discovered!