A baby's immune system isn't fully developed before birth, so it needs help. That help is provided from mom, as she passes her own immune-system warriors, called antibodies, through the placenta, and the baby receives them because the fetus can't make the antibodies itself. Here are three ways to boost your to-be-born baby's immune system:
* Prenatal Vitamins: Whether you are planning or are already pregnant, a daily dose of prenatal vitamins keeps you boosted with vitamins and minerals.
* Exercise/Massage: Women that exercise tend to have proper weight gain, better bowel movements, decreased gestational diabetes, improved blood pressure control, improvement in immune system response, and even better deliveries.
* Unwind/Relaxe: The best way to nurture your immune system is to be mentally relaxed. Your emotional attitude can be either helpful or detrimental toward your immune system.