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The essential link between nutrition and fetal development for Wesley Chapel mothers, from Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Meadow Pointe

Posted on 11-07-2014


While pregnant, any food or other substance a woman ingests directly influences a baby and his or her development. A pregnant woman’s environment can have an impact on a fetus’ growth; one negative example is smoking by the mother-to-be or second-hand smoke by those around her. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Meadow Pointe looks at this link of environment and nutrition and offers a few infant care tips for eating while pregnant to guarantee a baby’s optimum well-being.

Eating and your baby’s growth

The cliched reminder that expectant mothers are “eating for two” when pregnant might not be the best advice. Staying well-nourished, while getting enough sleep and minimizing stress are all important to an unborn child, but the types of foods consumed are particularly important. An “overfed” fetus can have weight problems from birth. A mother who consumes too much fatty food will find that the baby does not absorb a lot of these fats but instead, the fats are stored and can become dangerous to the mother. Maintaining a desirable weight during pregnancy is essential, and a balanced diet will benefit both you and your infant. Your doctor can advise you on the appropriate amount of weight you should expect to gain during pregnancy.

Fetal development

The pace at which fetal physical and mental development occurs is astounding. The period of time from conception to birth might only be nine months, but a baby develops at an astonishing rate. Under-feeding yourself will result in a baby of low birth weight when born, which can be problematic. By maintaining proper eating habits and a correct intake of nutrients, a mother can help ensure the birth of a healthy baby with essential physical and mental abilities.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Meadow Pointe in Wesley Chapel, Florida are experts in the field of infant and child care. The benefit of this is that our staff are always willing to help mothers-to-be, new mothers, or parents just looking for guidance. Contact us today for more information on infant care, or to enroll your child and find out about the benefits we offer here at our exceptional preschool facilities.

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