Last week, we posted a few entries which addressed the popular perception of certain activities that women should arguably refrain from while pregnant. Even a casual glance at the comments, especially for Back off, pregnancy police! I know what I’m doing, reveals that these issues are more than just a little divisive. As if the pressure on pregnant women to do the right thing for the future well-being of their unborn child wasn’t formidable enough, the scrutiny that mothers-to-be face from outside concerned parties can be stifling.
New research, meanwhile, is suggesting that the first nine months in the womb can not only greatly determine the health of the unborn child as a baby, but for that child’s entire lifetime. Never mind just jogging, or drinking or using hair dye, the very air that a pregnant woman breathes and the emotions she experiences can have serious ramifications for her offspring.
Parents, what are your impressions of these findings? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section below.