Researchers believe that women who eat healthily before and during pregnancy may cut the risk of their baby developing a heart problem.
This is according to the BBC, which stated that the link is suggested by a study of 19,000 women in the US who were asked about their diet in the year leading up to pregnancy.
In England, the government’s Healthy Start scheme provides vouchers for pregnant women that can be used to buy milk and vegetables
In the study, published in Archives of Diseases in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition, half of the women had babies with heart problems while the other half did not.
A healthy diet was one with plenty of fresh fish, fruit, nuts and vegetables.
Pregnant women and women trying to conceive are already advised to take certain supplements.
Experts recommend folic acid to reduce the risk of other birth defects like spina bifida, and vitamin D for healthy bones and teeth. http://www.bbc.com/news/health