Baby size determined by mother's health

One of the biggest things we worry about when we are pregnant is whether the baby will be born at an healthy weight.

Well a brand new study including 60,000 babies internationally shows that newborn babies born to healthy, well nourished mothers are strikingly similar in size the world over, scientists have shown.

ON average, they have a body length of 49.4 centimetres (19.45 inches), an international study found.
Previously it was suggested that ethnicity was largely responsible for the widespread variation seen in the size of babies born around the world.

The new research suggests race and ethnicity contribute little to baby size. What matters more is the education, health and nutrition of mothers, and the care they receive during pregnancy.

What do you think? Does that bear out?…

Moms Expertise
    I dunno...I'm not necessarily unhealthy, but I've never ever been a health nut. I ate fast food all the time, drank soda like it was water, and tried to even that out with a bunch of bike riding and Nina came out at 9lbs 10oz, 21 inches long. When I was born I was 9lbs 11 oz and like 21 inches long. I wonder if genetics play a part in it. Some people I've known who eat nothing but healthy food, exercise every day, and are generally exceptionally healthy all had pretty small babies.
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