We all know the expression "eating for two." Although it's often used as an excuse, it is really a reminder that you should plan for a well-balanced, nutritious diet during pregnancy.
Usually, our diet usually only improves once we realise we are pregnant and we decide it is time to start taking care of yourself and your baby.
But now it seems we should be improving our diet way before we even start trying to become pregnant.
According to new research paper, nutrition and a woman's diet just before and at the time of conception may have a permanent effect on the DNA of her child.
The study, conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas USA, found that the regulation of certain genes can be influenced greatly by what a mother consumes around the time of conception.
Even with my limited medical knowledge improving your diet before conception makes a lot of good sense.
It would seem that research now backs up my concerns regarding parental nutrition at all of phases of a child's development--even before conception.