I despise this type of article too and don't know what you are really trying to achieve either. Agree with Fichicken and Borntobe.
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10-08-2012 15:32 #11
10-08-2012 15:52 #12
I don't see any fat bashing or choice bashing in the OP or in the article- just the message that if you are thinking of getting pregnant and are obese, you should think about trying to lose weight beforehand. There would be no angry backlash against someone saying 'you should try to quit smoking' which can be just as hard as losing weight. Have a look at some of the 'pregnant ladies smoking' threads on here, and you will truly see some vilified pregnant women.
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10-08-2012 15:55 #13
I think when medical staff look at your height and weight and assign you a number (BMI), they need to stop and look at your actual health also.
Yes we need to be aware or risks related to pregnancy if we are overweight, same as smoking, drinking etc. however, I think a bit of respect comes into play and educating without demoralizing would be nice.
10-08-2012 15:56 #14
All it achieves in the pregnancy section is to make overweight pregnant ladies such as myself feel like sh!t.
And the difference between putting up an article on smoking and alcohol is that smoking and drinking are behaviours you can modify during your pregnancy, being overweight is not.
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10-08-2012 15:59 #15
I think if you are TTC and it's not working, then its def a good idea to try and live healthier and loose weight if you are carrying a bit extra. For ladies who are already pregnant however, i think this kind of article is just going to make them feel bad. You can still eat healthily and be overweight for other reasons.
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10-08-2012 16:03 #16
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I do think the article could be very helpful for obese women who are considering TTC and might help them be motivated to lose some excess weight. I know a lot of people who are in denial about how big they are and brush it off as being 'curvy' and then some wonder why they can't conceive There is nothing wrong with the sharing of information when it comes to health.
I 110% agree with previous posters that when things like this are discussed anywhere absolute regard for people's feelings are needed. There is mother bashing toward a lot of groups - smokers, older mums, younger mums, overweight mums. We need to be kinder to each other.
10-08-2012 16:08 #18
I too was overweight for both of my pregnancies, I was never informed of higher risks of stillbirth but definitely informed of higher risks of GD, High Blood pressure, bigger baby etc...
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10-08-2012 16:10 #19
I repeat, if the article is aimed at those who are yet to conceive then put it in the Trying to conceive section.
10-08-2012 16:12 #20
Another attack on women's choices, hurrah
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