Is What You Are Eating During Pregnancy Going To Give Allergies To Your Baby?

What roll does the nutritional intake of moms while pregnant play in the development of allergies in newborns? Can the way moms eat while the baby is breastfeeding keep the baby from developing atopic conditions such as eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjuctivitis and asthma? Optimum Nutrition Magazine looked at this issue and drew some interesting conclusions.

  • Eating lipids during pregnancy may decrease the likelihood of babies having allergies.
  • Eating foods rich with beta-carotene while pregnant may keep babies from developing eczema.
  • Eating peanuts during pregnancy may reduce the risk of asthma in babies.
  • Eating vitamin E while pregnant may reduce the risk of respiratory system allergies in babies.
  • Getting plenty of vitamin D during pregnancy may reduce the risk of hay fever in babies.
  • Participating in stress reducing activities such as exercise and meditation while pregnant can reduce the risk of asthma in babies, especially baby girls.

Women First OB/GYN can help you take off the excess weight in preparation for being pregnant. The Women First Managed Weight Loss Program gives you guidance, coaching and a meal replacement plan that uses medical science to make your body lose weight and education to make you keep it off. If you know you want a healthy baby, start today by getting a healthy body with the help of Women First OB/GYN. The same regular and consistent exercise habit you’ll be developing in the Managed Weight Loss Program is the same one you’ll use to stay fit during your pregnancy. The same healthy eating habits and food choices you’ll be developing during the Managed Weight Loss Program are the same habits that will insure your baby is healthy.

Visit the Women First website to learn more about the Managed Weight Loss Program and then call us to book a consultation appointment. If you have a BMI of 30 or over, your health insurer may even pay for you to participate in the Women First Managed Weight Loss Program.

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How to avoid food allergies in babies

To avoid baby nut allergy, eat nuts while pregnant.