"Prevention of childhood obesity needs to begin before a woman ever gets pregnant."
Dr. Pamela Salesberry .Ph. D, RN, FAAN
(She is an Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement Professor Interim Director of the Centre for HOPES Center for Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evaluation Studies]
Believe me there is somewhat a clear and present day if you choose to ignore this. Therefore be forewarned that there is one common sense we must dictate to, not only to all wise dieters but to pregnant mothers especially if you are fearful or ignorant of your maternity health or weight. Similarly, you must fear or not disregard any other basic needs. Flouting your weight and health at the pregnancy stage, whether itís regarding your daily habits or a medical condition you have, does not make any sense. True? The chances that you will definitely seek help today, tomorrow, or at the maternity ward is great.
Isnít it logical that when you are hungry you eat, but before you are hungry you normally plan how to get food? It should be the same with your health. When you just got pregnant, you will see a doctor, but before you have pregnancy complications when overweight, you should plan on how to be well and strong for yourself. And also the baby long before the due date. Alright?
BEFORE YOU RUSH INTO THINGS, it is wise to make a pit stop here, to ponder over the words in this paragraph below. Donít you think so?
With all intent and purpose, I will try and handle the really heavy complicated and complex stuff of weight gain and pregnancy with the following. Agree?
The first and foremost shocking ailment is the danger of the child contracting epilepsy. Believe me another disease is the chance of incurring infant's brain injury. Donít be shelled shocked it could also perpetuate further obesity in the baby. Surprisingly, there may be a general birth defects suffered by the new born baby. Finally there is high chance of attracting the disease called microsomal. Howís that for starter? Good?
Now, let's get to work, starting right from the first disorder! Alright?
You may have your doubts but I do agree with the truth of Dr Neda's statement. "Just how much a child's risk of epilepsy is linked with how obese the mother was early in her pregnancy," Plus, itís confirmed in the findings led by Neda Razaz of the Karolinska Institute.
ACTUALLY EPILEPSY IN THE BABY is a brain disorder whose causes remain poorly understood. The survey-based study did not delve into the causes of the apparently higher risk of epilepsy, which may include genetic and environmental factors. Get the picture?
Having said and done, letís explore further on the next sickness. Shall we?
2. INFANT'S BRAIN INJURY
Donít be unduly worried when you read this. Alright? Believe me researchers speculated that being overweight or obese during pregnancy could lead to a higher risk of brain injury in infants, or that obesity-induced inflammation could affect neurodevelopment. To say the least.
By the way, do you see where weíre heading so far? I hope you do. Honestly. Letís dig deeper in!
3. PERPETUATE FURTHER OBESITY IN THE BABY
No matter how you cut and dice the unvarnished truth still remains that the obese mother is bound to eat more which in turn gives more generously nutrients and is transmitted to the foetus. Being used to such constant and abundant feedings this would make the baby be dependent to more and frequent feedings. Yes indeed? You bet!
And here's where it gets even more interesting. Donít believe? Just read on you must agree with me!
4. BIRTH DEFECTS
Letís not mince words or attempt to yet the fact remains that babies born to obese women have an increased risk of having birth defects, such as heart defects and neural tube defects. Plus there may be the problems with diagnostic testsóhaving too much body fat can make it difficult to see certain problems with the babyís anatomy on an ultrasound exam. Checking the babyís heart rate during labour also may be more difficult if you are obese.
Without a shadow of doubt, I would not hold my breath for the next pregnancy problem when overweight. Serious! No jokes!
Let me set the records straight! Without doubt, the obese mother in this pregnancy condition, the baby in the womb is larger than normal. This can increase the risk of the baby being injured during birth. For example, the babyís shoulder can become stuck during delivery. Microsomal also increases the risk of caesarean delivery. You donít need to have a Ph. D to grasp this ailment!
"When you just got pregnant, you see a doctor, but before you have pregnancy complications when overweight, you should plan on how be well and strong for yourself and the baby long before the due date."
By the way, without sounding like a broken record allow me to summarize the article in a shiny nutshell for you. Yes?
So to sum up what I have just said about the critical childbirth complications when you are obese and pregnant, I highly recommend you to read slowly and carefully. Wonít you? If you still remember the ailment is that there is the danger of the child contracting epilepsy or seizure attack syndrome. As said earlier another disease is the chance of incurring babyís brain damage. Donít forget it does propagate further obesity in the baby. Be reminded there is this general birth flaws suffered by the new born baby. Lest we forget there is a high chance of getting the disease called microsomal! Easy to understand and commit to memory?
To complete the full circle of this article, a few comments is in order in this last paragraph. Agree or not?
In many ways, the end of this article is just the beginning; the beginning of a brand new way of living for you and your new born. When you do things differently, giving up those parts of your life that have been self-defeating for those which are self-affirming, your weight, your baby, and your life will change dramatically. You acquire self-discipline and strength. You gain a new perspective. You enjoy the positive results of accepting and liking yourself and your child. And you find new meaning to your life and hope for your future.
May be your have wanted to lose weight for a very long time, and you must admit that never before have you had a better shot at doing it until your pregnancy. I haven't given you a magic diet. I haven't told you that you can get skinny in before, during and after your child birth. In fact I haven't promised you a metabolic miracle. But what I can promise you here and now that if you watch your weight every time, you will be a happier mother with a healthy child. Period!
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CTM Joseph Ng
Weight Loss Coach & Adviser
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