Food Preferences Begin Before Birth

Research shows that a developing unborn baby, 21 weeks gestation, can taste what the mother consumes. I ate healthy during my pregnancy (it was also part of my everyday lifestyle, pre-pregnancy). I will admit, I occasionally, indulged in a candy bar or brownie (mostly due to gestational diabetes), but for the most part it was chicken, vegetables, cheese, fruit, milk, juice, and water. Water may not have flavor, but I enjoy it and it helps keep me hydrated--another important factor in pregnancy.

Upon learning this, I made sure I consumed plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, and some grilled chicken.

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
About Melissa Middleton
Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
Birth: April 13
On since: Mar 21, 2014
Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at