Build a Better Baby
A relatively new science known as DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) provides evidence that positive programming achieved during the gestation period. Proper nutrition, regular exercise, metabolic monitoring, and emotional support during gestation and the first thousand days can result in a healthy baby that is not predisposed to chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease. The positive programming will also result in improved cognitive function for the baby. Evidence in the field of DOHaD science has demonstrated that stresses experienced in the womb – virtually all of which have roots in the social and physical environment – alter the structures of organs in the fetus, thus changing the expression of regulatory genes throughout one’s lifetime.