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    Default Pregnant women the cause of rise in obesity!?

    So watching the news, and they had a report on how quickly Australians are becoming obese. The bottom screen said... Pregnant women to blame for obesity. They rekon women over indulge, therefore setting the baby up for obesity.

    Although I didn't put on a huge amount of weight when I was pregnant, it made me very angry. As if we don't get judged enough on what we do... And so many worries in pregnancy, we all try so hard to do the right thing and to keep our babies safe and healthy. Doing all we can for them.

    I worked full time up until 35 weeks, and then I had breathing issues and severe back pain (my job was a pretty active one). So I didn't add much extra weight up in that time. I also had hardly any appetite at all. Just wasn't hungry but forced down healthy food for the baby. That being said I'm sure I would have absolutely indulged a bit if I had cravings etc. :-P

    And even if you do put on weight that's normal too! It isn't easy growing a person. It's so tiring, I wouldn't blame anyone for laying on the lounge for alot more than usual. Your energy levels plummet. Not to mention the aches and pains, and sleepless nights.

    I think putting it on the shoulders of all pregnant women is wrong... That's a huge call!

    Just needed to rant about that for a second. :-P

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    Thats complete bull! I wish I could have put on more weight while pregnant...now I'm bfing i'm finding it very hard to maintain weight.

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    You know what is causing the rise of obesity ??? People eat too much and don't exercise enough. It's pretty simple maths when you think about it.

    I think trying to blame pregnant women is pretty low.

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    I saw that article, but I generally discard pretty much anything that reports alleged scientific studies or reports in "popular" news sources. Not because I think the studies are bad, but they tend to be so distorted by the time they reach the general public that the original results and conclusions are lost.

    Anyway, in this case it's a bit silly because the article seems to be referring to obesity rates in the whole population, as opposed to childhood obesity, but only accusing women who are pregnant around the present time. If there are a lot of obese adults now, then from this article's logic they should be the result of obese pregnant women in previous generations.

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    I didn't see this, but last year the results of a study were released that stated that women who restricted their diets were more likely to have overweight children. The reason behind this was that their little bodies hadn't learnt to process certain foods while in utero so as they grew up their bodies just stored these 'unknown' foods as fat instead of metabolising them.

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