Of late, parents are not only content with a healthy baby but they also want to have an intelligent baby. Dr Max Mongelli says that whatever you do during your pregnancy will have an impact on your child’s brain in the womb as well as after the birth and also in growing years. Let’s see here some of the tips to make your baby smarter.
First of all, the mothers should take a healthy diet such as Omega 3 fatty acids which is found in fish, leafy vegetables for iron, and nuts like walnuts which is ideal for the growth of the brain and almonds for protein, energy and niacin. Secondly, it is very important to stay active and fit during pregnancy. Simple exercises will help in the development of the brain of your baby. Going for a brisk walk regularly also helps. It is most important that you pique the attention of your baby in the womb. You can listen to soothing music, nursery rhymes or even sing for your baby. You can talk to the baby and the baby will respond even though it may not understand what you are saying. All these calms your baby’s mind and increases concentration. You can even rub your belly gently which will make the baby to stimulate.
It is essential during pregnancy to check your thyroid level as any change in it will have a bad impact on the baby. Having a balanced diet which includes iodised salt, yoghurt, etc. will help in getting the necessary iodine. As we are aware, it is essential to have extra nourishment during pregnancy and whatever supplements that are prescribed by your doctor should not be avoided. Breastfeeding your baby for the first six month is imperative as it provides the necessary nourishment needed for the development of the brain. You should avoid tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy as it may lead to still born baby or premature delivery which will result in poor mental and physical health of the baby. You should also maintain a fairly reasonable body weight so that it avoids premature delivery which causes mental ailments. During pregnancy it is ideal to stay under the sun in the early morning as it is the rich source of Vitamin D which is needed for the healthy development of the bones.
In general, it is ideal for the pregnant woman to stay calm and stress free else it will affect the mental health of the baby in the womb. Max Mongelli advises for the pregnant women to stay happy and healthy to have intelligent and smart baby.