Imagine your baby as a tiny plant. The embryo is the seed. This seed is constantly growing and developing, it can not to this without the right amount water/light and attention. Your little baby is exactly the same. It needs all those good nutrients to help it develop beautifully.
It also works the other way around- when you put bad things in your body the baby will eat those too. It may sound obvious but lay off the booze and fags and do not drink copious amounts of caffeine.
There is a theory, that the days within the womb are far greater than we imagined. Diseases that develop as an adult could be due to what nutrition we ate whilst developing within our mothers. To read/hear more check this out from BBC radio 4.
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