According to an article published in Xinhua Online, a study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine revealed that underweight women are 72 percent more likely to miscarry in the first three months of pregnancy.
The researchers based their findings on data collected from 603 women between the ages of 18 and 55 who miscarried during the first three months of pregnancy. That data was compared to information collected from 6,000 women whose pregnancies surpassed the three-month mark.
However, the good news is that the study also found that underweight women can significantly reduce their risk of miscarriage in the first trimester by about 50 percent by taking supplements with folate or iron and by eating fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
“Our study confirms the findings of previous studies which suggest that following a healthy diet, reducing stress and looking after your emotional well-being may all play a role in helping women in early pregnancy, or planning a pregnancy, to reduce their risk of miscarriage,” study author Noreen Maconochie, a senior lecturer in epidemiology and medical statistics, said in a statement.
Hence if you’re twiggy thin, and you’re thinking of having a kid soon, you might want to fatten up and take more vitamins.
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