Expatriate health insurance customers who are considering having a child might want to consult their GP regarding diet advice.
According to recent comments from fertility advisor and acupuncturist Emma Cannon, diet and digestion are "very important" during pregnancy.
"It is important to eat regularly and to eat cooked foods that are easy on the digestion," she said.
"Foods which nourish the blood are ideal, chicken soup made from chicken stock and leafy green vegetables."
Meanwhile, alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants should be avoided, according to Ms Cannon.
The comments follow research published in the FASEB Journal, which highlighted the fact that mothers who follow a high sugar and high fat diet during pregnancy are more likely to have children who become fast food addicts themselves.
Expatriate health insurance can help provide access to top quality advice from doctors and maternity services.