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Secrets on How to Have a Healthy and Smart Baby

Feb 27, 2008
Does malnutrition affect only the body or even the brain? When are the crucial stages in child's brain development? These are the questions that are often asked and questioned by us especially the first time mothers or expecting to be mothers.

It has been discovered that the crucial stage of brain growth development is at the time when the brain is at its peak of development. This occurs near the middle of the pregnancy period and ends between a child's second and third birthday.

After giving birth, most mothers tend to count the toes, fingers, eyes and ears of their newborns, but it took several years before the mothers will discover that their sons or daughters are mentally fits, geniuses or dull children. Child's brain should be the top concern of the mother, because it is the hardest things to detect during and after pregnancy.

Before a woman discovered that she is pregnant the brain cell division and development is already taking place in her womb. Thus, proper nutrition should begin even before the pregnancy. Good nutrients should be available not only during pregnancy but also before pregnancy. That is why most of the doctors advice to women to take vitamins if they have the plans in getting pregnant.

The development of baby's brain happens only at a certain time in the baby's life. Moreover, if the nutrients are not provided during the full growth of the brain, the opportunity of making the child to be smart is lost forever. Then, these important vitamins and minerals needed by the baby should be provided by her mother during pregnancy to avoid slow learning of child after birth.

Good nutrition is important, since brain growth--like the growth of entire fetus' body--is influenced by the quality of a pregnant mother healthy diet. The development of baby's brain happens only at a certain time in the baby's life.

Moreover, if the nutrients are not provided during the full growth of the brain, the opportunity of making the child to be smart is lost forever. Then, these important vitamins and minerals needed by the baby should be provided by her mother during pregnancy to avoid slow learning of child after birth.

Seventy percent of person's cell formation happens in the womb. As a mother, you have the power to ensure that your baby gets what he needs at the stage when he needs it most. The right amount of EFA's, iron, iodine, and folate as early as possible in your pregnancy will pave the way to a bright future for your child. Its a chance of a lifetime.

A portion of the brain that controls motor coordination seems to be the part affected by a child who is malnourished at this stage. This may cause some motor imbalance in the child and more often diagnosed by doctors as minimal cerebral dysfunction or clumsy child.

Thus, it is important for a pregnant women and mothers to eat healthy diet, in order to lessen your worries whether your child a healthy baby or will have a health defects.
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