Here’s a piece of good news for pregnant dog lovers – owning dogs while pregnant leads to healthier babies. This is according to a new research compiled at the University of Alberta.
The study found out that children who are born into households with pets (70 percent of which are dogs), develop better levels of two strains of gut bacteria. This is linked to a decrease in the risk of obesity and allergic disease.
Further, data shows that even if you get rid of the dog after you give birth, babies will still benefit due to prenatal exposure. Therefore, puppies and babies are good together (that’s backed by science).
In addition, your babies won’t only have health benefits from having dogs. Here are some few facts (based on experience):
When you have a dog, you won’t need a bassinet.
They also teach your babies how to share.
Your babies will have instant playmates.