First Trimester Crucial for Baby's Heart Health, British Medical Journal Reveals

Published: Jan 27, 2014

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Children who were small during the early stages of fetal development may be at increased risk for heart problems, a new study indicates.

The findings suggest that the first three months of pregnancy may be a crucial period for heart health later in life, the Dutch researchers said. They noted that the first trimester includes a period of rapid development when the heart and other major organs begin to form.

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