When I was a young mum, … let me think, 50 odd years ago, the doctor would forbid any more weight gain that two stone during pregnancy. I never found out what the punishment was, being a young woman willing to conform to health rules for the sake of my baby.
Okay. Scientists have discovered babies need a healthy birth weight, but not how to achieve that. I guess a mother should eat well and exercise to give their offspring the best chance.
My three children had healthy weights at birth, in fact my middle daughter weighed 10 pounds. The extra weight was because I ran nearly a month over the expected time of delivery. She appeared at last, calm, placid and sporting long nails any fashion beauty would be proud of with long black hair to complete the look. Bear in mind, medical care back in the 60s was different than it is nowadays.
My children did, indeed, overcome every disease and grew to be strong adults.
What have been your experiences with birth weight?