Summary: A new study suggests that women who are overweight when they are pregnant have higher odds of having a child with asthma.
A new study suggests that women who are overweight when they are pregnant have higher odds of having a child with asthma. Children whose mothers were obese during pregnancy were 20% to 30% more prone to having asthma.
Researchers said that children born from mothers who were obese during pregnancy had 20 to 30 percent more risk of being asthmatic than children born from non-overweight mothers.
Although the study examined previous research on this subject, it is still unclear exactly how a mother’s obesity might lead to a child’s asthma.
What is certain, however, is that obesity during pregnancy is dangerous and could lead to several problems for the child.
This is why it is crucial for women to maintain a healthy weight, whether they are pregnant or expecting to become pregnant soon.
Going to a dietitian during pregnancy can be greatly beneficial to learn how to control your cravings and eating the right amount of nutrients required for your child’s growth, and to know how you can stay active and do the right kind of exercise.