When it comes to pregnancy nutrition, there seem to be two types of people. Those who feel it is of the utmost importance, and those who feel it doesn’t matter. Want to know which side of that fence I am on? ┬áHere is some information straight out of Varney’s Midwifery ┬áto help you figure that out. Low birth weight babies, whether they are small for gestational age or premature, have increased rates of perinatal mortality, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, visual and hearing defects, neurological defects and poor infant growth and development. Factors that influence birth weight are: maternal disease, smoking, gestational age andRead More →