A study conducted by the researchers from the University of Leuven, Belgium found that getting a lot of sun could help protect an unborn baby from diabetes and thyroid problems.

Since it has been known that vitamin D deficiency could lead to the development of autoimmune disorders, the researchers thought that getting a lot of vitamin D through sunlight could help cut the risk of the unborn child from developing the diseases.

They are advising expectant mothers to either get enough D vitamins from sensible sun or proper nutrition. The vitamin D can be taken through adequate intake of salmon, tuna and other oily fish or supplements. A few milk brands in the market have been found to contain vitamin D.

The pregnant women who decide to take vitamin D from the sun should be aware of the dangers of excessive exposure to sun, which can lead to skin cancer.