We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” What some might not realize is that during pregnancy, this old adage becomes “you and your baby are what you eat.”

Research in genetics has already established that children inherit some hereditary traits from their parents—including genetic mutations that increase risk factors for some health conditions.

However, recent studies also suggest that the mother’s diet and nutrition, from pre-pregnancy until the baby stops breastfeeding, can affect the child’s overall health.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a pregnant woman needs the following key nutrients:

Key Nutrients

1. Folic Acid
2. Calcium
3. Iron
4. Protein

When we showed this list to Dr. Daggy our nutritional science advisor, he felt that the list of key nutrients from ACOG was too short.

I provide more details about what he said in my wellness center’s article.

Sometimes, you don’t think about what you can pass it on to your babies. Also, it is imperious to think about preventing a lack of nutrients in your diet by adding some supplements prior to getting pregnant.

You are able to provide a better environment before getting pregnant and having a healthier baby.

To your health,


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