The Doctors: Obese Pregnant Women & Fetuses
More than half of pregnant women are overweight or obese, which means their babies face several potential health risks. There’s a new hormone pill that can reportedly help stop the harmful effects of obesity in the womb. Dr Jennifer Ashton explained that there is a lot of evidence that supports that if a pregnant woman is carrying a girl fetus, those fetal eggs are exposed to an obesogenic environment in-utero, which will later affect her offspring. That’s two generations that can be affected. It’s not only about genetics, but also about changing the environment that affects the fetus.