Junk food in pregnancy linked to childhood mental disorders

But researchers have found that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant are more likely to have children with mental health problems. Researchers from Deakin University in Australia, alongside researchers from Norway, analyzed more than 23,000 mothers who were a part of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, gathered information regarding the mothers’ diets throughout pregnancy and their children’s diets at both 18 months and 3 years of age. The mothers were also asked to complete questionnaires when their children were 18 months, 3-years and 5-years-old to establish symptoms of: Conduct disorder ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). The researchers then analyzed the relationship between the mothers’ and children’s diets, and the mental health symptoms and behaviors in the children aged 18 months to five-years-old.
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Thinking About Pregnancy Like an Economist

Even doctors believed that a woman with-child was a delicate flower who needed constant rest. Thankfully, health professionals are now encouraging mothers to walk, run and move, as long as they listen to their bodys cues for adjusting activity. This is the guiding principle of Fit & Healthy. The authors provide a wealth of information, but each woman is different and may need to tweak their individual routine accordingly. The book is laid out in chapters based on the timeline of a pregnancy from conception to post-labor and everything in between, making it the perfect companion to other popular month-by-month guides like What To Expect When Youre Expecting.
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Fit & Healthy Pregnancy is the New Must-Have Month-by-Month Guide Book for Expecting Moms

This isn’t just one way to make decisions. It is the correct way. So, naturally, when I did get pregnant I thought this was how pregnancy decision making would work, too. Take something like amniocentesis. I thought my doctor would start by outlining a framework for making this decision–pluses and minuses. She’d tell me the plus of this test is you can get a lot of information about the baby; the minus is that there is a risk of miscarriage. She’d give me the data I needed.
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