Thank you, scientists, for giving us the justification we have been looking for to consume chocolate during pregnancy!

A recent study has suggested that daily chocolate consumption by pregnant women could have a positive effect on placenta and foetal growth and development.

Ok, so there are lots of words like “may” and “indicates” in relation to the results of this study, so it’s not a done deal. Further research will be needed to confirm the finding, so let’s all cross our fingers!

In the meantime, we obviously know that a balanced and healthy diet is best, but maybe, just maybe, chocolate can take its rightful place as part of that balanced diet.