Healthy mum, healthy baby

Experts say a woman's health, nutrition and mental well-being will affect her child's disposition to mental, developmental and chronic disorders

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For the last five months of her pregnancy, Mrs Veronica Teo had to prick her fingers at least 11 times a day.

She had to monitor her blood sugar levels every few hours, including before and after meals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2021, with the headline Healthy mum, healthy baby. Subscribe