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

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