If you are a soon to be mother and look forward to having a healthy child, you might want to take extra care of what you are going to eat during your pregnancy months. Researchers have established after long observations that mothers who follow healthy diets before they give birth reduce the chances of conceiving a baby with heart diseases.
And the difference is quite significant: women who were on a very healthy diet during the nine months were 37 percent less likely to give birth to babies with a severe heart disease than those who did not keep a diet at all. The most common heart defect is Fallot tetralogy. Due to this issue, babies turn blue because the blood in their veins cannot carry enough oxygen through the body.
Moreover, the women who kept a healthy died had a decreased 23 percent chance of giving birth to babies with a hole in the wall the separates the chambers of the heart. So the mothers can increase the chances of their newborn only if they make a nine month effort to eat a little better.
Dr. Lorenzo Botto, professor of pediatrics and a medical geneticist also noticed the increased good health chances that babies benefit from if mothers make an extra effort and mentioned that “the more you went up in quality, the less the risk for severe hear anomalies”.
There is a downside to this knowledge, however. This study did not exactly prove that the two variables are directly connected, but that there is a positive correlation in between the two. But while the study is not 100 percent certain, it would be a mistake to encourage mothers to eat “whatever” during their pregnancy months. A healthy died will always be good for the baby and the mother alike.
Congenital heart defects are some of the worst cases that parents need to face when their children are born. In the United States, 1 out of 100 babies are affected by these heart issues and around 25 percent of them will eventually die because of them.
So even though the study is not 100 percent verified, it is the most doctors can recommend at the moment in order to avoid so many tragic cases. A baby is the most precious thing in the world and a mother would always do anything for her dearest.
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