Some of the most trying of the 'helpful' advice doled out during pregnancy comes in the form of old wives' tales. Supposedly well-meaning souls, usually a mother-in-law or some other elder even a midwife , will be keen to impart their pearls throughout. Right from conception, in fact, we are told that diet can influence the sex of the child - if you are a carnivore with a predilection for salty foods and refined carbohydrates, a boy is on the cards. Conversely, if you prefer dairy products, eat limited amounts of meat and potatoes and avoid a range of things including salt, wine and beer, tea, coffee, chocolate, fresh fruit, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms, you're likely to conceive a girl. If this were true it would be a miracle if anyone ever gave birth to a daughter, but in such emotive matters there will be some who will seize upon any advice, as demonstrated by the women in last night's documentary, 8 boys and wanting a girl , who were desperately trying to sway the sex of their future child by means natural or otherwise. After conception come the prediction theories, and these retreat yet further into fantasy.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Child development experts in Canada found that women who eat fruit during their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to smarter children than those who do not, or eat very little fruit. They found that pregnant mothers who ate six or seven servings of fruit or fruit juice a day had children who placed six or seven points higher on the traditional IQ scale than expected at one year of age. The more fruit they had, the higher their child's cognitive development. Bolduc said: "Flies are very different from humans but, surprisingly, they have 85 per cent of the genes involved in human brain function, making them a great model to study the genetics of memory.
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Five months into her pregnancy, Jessica Su was already thinking about what she would eat after her baby was born. On a rainy Saturday afternoon, Su and her husband were sampling soups: pigs feet with dates and peanuts, pork chop with green papaya, beef and carrots with Chinese yam, sesame oil chicken. The makeshift cafe in Walnut was packed with pregnant women helping themselves from metal urns. Nicole Huang, the tasting event's sponsor, rushed from table to table answering questions posed in Mandarin and English: "Am I allowed to eat fruit? Whichever she chose, she planned to observe the Chinese custom of zuo yuezi , or "sitting the month," after giving birth.
Are you expecting? Do you find yourself craving for Chinese cuisine? A lot of myths surround Chinese cuisine especially in the context of pregnancy. An interesting one among them is that if a pregnant mum eats lot of Chinese food, the subsequent baby born is likely to turn naughty!