Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life as well as a critically important time of growth and foundational development for the unborn child. Being healthy, eating fresh, nutritious foods and exercising before and during the pregnancy plays a vital role in the healthy formation of a growing un-born baby.
A Gambian study published in Nature’s Communication, April 29, 2014 followed women who all lived in the same village for the course of a full year. They determined what food and nutrients the women generally ate during that time frame and noted the changes based on the seasons and availability of certain foods. The researchers would meet regularly with the women, taking blood samples and noting particular markers that would impact a growing fetus.
Of the women being monitored, 84 became pregnant during the peak of rainy season, when food was scarcer and 83 women became pregnant during harvest season when food was more plentiful. The findings showed that the dietary intake of the mother at the time of conception greatly affected how the DNA was expressed in the child and what a mother ate until the time she conceived had great influence on the biological foundation of her child.
The researchers also noted the impact of the mother’s body mass index directly correlated with specific markers in the infant’s DNA, indicating again the impact a mother’s health had on her unborn child.
In addition to proper nutrition and exercise, pregnancy and best chiropractic care Gilbert, AZ for regular chiropractic spinal checkups has a positive influence on the mother as a natural pain reliever for neck and low back pain and on the health of the un-born child. When the spine or pelvis is out of alignment, this can cause stress on the baby. Adjustments aligning the pelvis can allow a breach baby to assume a vertex presentation.
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