Weight gain dangers before pregnancy: Taking remedial action
I remember when the maker first created the earth, before the man he made available healthy food to help the man in developing the land for more production. That assignment of producing more has been done to the disadvantage of human life. All the healthy fresh healthy fruits and vegetables are now being passed through chemicals all in the name of adding value to them. The concept of value addition to our food items today is not working well for humanity. In fact, all the processed foods are categorized as unhealthy food. This is not what the maker intended for his creation. With our own hands, we have succeeded in creating for us more problems. It is no wonder our obese mothers continue to give birth to obese children with high risk of being obese in future in oblivious of weight gain dangers. There is always a great joy for parents to bring forth healthy children. And because of our actions, we have to make a certain adjustment when planning to get pregnant if this joy is to become a reality. We are obligated into understanding the effects of obesity before pregnancy for us to bring forth healthy children.
We are aware that the issue of weight gain is developing at a very high speed to the point that all the world health organizations are getting concern of the emerging trend of weight gain. Recently the world health organization (WHO) listed obesity as one of the serious global health problems in the twenty-first century. This confirms the magnitude of the problem at hand and it means that time has come for us to be very aggressive and bring this problem to manageable levels. Obesity is a health condition in which an accumulation of excessive body fat work to impair health and increase morbidity and mortality.
The most commonly use method of measuring obesity is body mass index (BMI) where an individual will be considered to be overweight if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2 while those with more than 30 kg/m2 are considered to be obese. The effects of obesity can be very frustrating not just to the victim, but also to the people close to them. It is therefore very important that we have this problem addressed in good time so that our mothers and unborn children can be safe from all the health complications associated with being overweight or obese.
According to WHO the prevalence of obesity in pregnancy cut across 1.8 to 25.3% with effects of obesity before and during pregnancy constituting a major risk factor for both maternal and fetal complications. While appreciating that children born of obese mothers may become obese in their childhood and develops metabolic syndrome in their adulthood, it is possible to address some of the issues at this time since mothers will be willing to accept certain changes in their lifestyle like a well-balanced diet and bit of physical activities. Achieving this may be difficult but with guidance and help from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center this won’t be a problem. You can schedule an appointment today and your life and that of the unborn child will be safe not just during the pregnancy period but even in their lifetime.