12 March 2007

'fat' answers

Considering my last few posts about 'fat' and pregnancy, I just came across this really thoughtful post on a UK website, Chocolate Brownie, from a self-described overweight woman reflecting on her pregnancy. She deconstructs alot of the 'myths' I was posting about particularly surrounding the idea that 'fat' women cannot produce and deliver healthy babies...

Here is the link: http://www.chocolatebrownie.co.uk/site/content/view/24/51/

According to the BBC, maternal obesity is a public health 'time bomb':

"Obese mums-to-be are more likely miscarry, experience pre-eclampsia and dangerous blood clots or need a Caesarean section to deliver the baby, which is likely to be larger itself."

For full article see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6301313.stm

Definitely a fantastic read......I love myth busting :)

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