Nothing is more beautiful and wonderful than the birth of a child. The beginning of a new life journey that is pure and hasn’t been affected by the harshness of the world. When you look into their eyes you can truly see hope, possibility and just how bright the future can truly be. Their health and well being is priority, but while they are still being carried, the health and well-being of the mother should be the main focus.
Everything a soon to be mother endures, the baby does as well; hence why doctors always make sure to give the expectant mothers a list of things they can do and what they should avoid. The management of stress is something that is very important for mothers to be (and everyone in general for that matter) as research has shown that the mishandling of immense stress can actually cause dental issues for the offspring. The stress can cause what is known as dental caries (tooth decay) in the newborn, before their teeth even appear through their gums. Another interesting note from the research is that babies who are breastfed by their mothers are less likely to have dental caries.
It’s truly amazing how the decisions we make can affect the lives of others, before they even have a life to be affected! If you are an expectant mother, or plan on starting a family in the near future, make sure to consult both your medical practitioner and Ottawa dental professional. They can provide you with information on how to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy, stress management tactics and the best ways to promote the development of a happy and healthy baby.