BETTER PREGNANCY OUTCOMES THROUGH LIFESTYLE?
The research is very heavily in support of the idea that healthy pregnancies begin long before a couple becomes pregnant. Mom’s AND dad’s weight and health status dictate not only the health of the developing baby but the likelihood of getting pregnant in the first place. In fact, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women and it is, without a doubt, a product of a prediabetic lifestyle.
This particular study looks at the levels of oxidative stress in a woman’s body are higher in both gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. This means that managing oxidative stress via exercise, a higher phytonutrient diet and lower caloric intake beginning long before the decision to get pregnant can help improve the outcomes of pregnancy.