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    Default Risks of obesity in pregnancy

    I am not sharing this article to make overweight women feel bad. I just had no idea and thought I'd share so others are aware.

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    the stillbirth risk for obese mothers is so high some studies suggest the risk is greater than that experienced by smoking mothers...

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    I think it needs to include a clear definition of obese. Technically at 85kg I am obese but my dr has said he would expect no greater risks with my pregnancy than with his underweight patients

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    I think obesity is defined as being over a 25 BMI

    Similar article here relating to a study on nutrition during pregnancy: http://www.mumzone.com.au/parenting/...-in-new-study/

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    I dispise articles such as these. I have been constanly harrassed during this pregnancy and my last one due to a high bmi of 47 , now don't get me wrong I would love to be in the correct weight range however fell pregnant before copleting my weight loss jorney. I get frusrated because it is always assumed that I would ahve gestational diabetes ( I don't). It just annoys the heck out of me. One more thing to be confronted by all beacause I'm a bigger woman.

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    I'm sorry but I don't see any value in posting this article on here. My BMI is 27 which technically puts me in the obese range. Yes, I have been trying to lose weight for long time but there have been other contributing factors such as medications.

    I think that pregnant women, especially those of us that are overweight, are well aware of the health risks during pregnancy and I can say personally that I haven't enjoyed a single moment of my pregnancy to date because I am terrified I will miscarry of give birth to a stillborn. I am 18 weeks pregnant and haven't put on any weight at all and am doing all I can to minimise risk, as I'm sure all pregnant women do.

    I just don't see why you feel the need to put an article up of this nature. Especially not without a 'sensitive issue' warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grebbeci View Post
    I just don't see why you feel the need to put an article up of this nature. Especially not without a 'sensitive issue' warning.
    I assume to educate and enlighten? Perhaps some women contemplating pregnancy might be inspired to lose a few kgs before TTC if they see these statistics.

    Would you request a warning on a post that outlined the risks associated with smoking or alcohol?

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    Ok I have been super morbidly obese when pregnant (180 kgs) I think it wonderful they are doing more research. I have myself have not experience any trouble with my pregnancy due to weight.
    I agree we should try lose weight before we get pregnant but once we are we need to know the risks but that doesn't mean we should be harassed about our size and treated like we are dirt.

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    Why are you sharing such trashy non-news?

    No actual facts or statistics backed up by research in that article; just an Ob's opinion.

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    I think most people are probably already aware that being obese will put you in at a much higher risk of health problems across the board.

    But i'd feel bad for women reading this who are obese and are already pregnant, as it's not as though they can crash diet and loose weight.

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    I think women whether they be obese or not educate themselves in the importance of nutrition.

    There are risks in pregnancy no mater what you do. Instead of wasting time and energy in bashing women's choices we should as a society be supporting each other.


 

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