Early Obesity Detection
Adults with BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 are considered to be at a healthy weight. Adults with BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered over weight and adults with BMI of 30 or higher are considered obese. Recent studies show that 68.8% of adults in America are overweight or obese.
Early period of life is a critical time in the life of your baby. It’s much easier and more effective to prevent obesity at early stages of life. If we want a real change we should start from the very early stages sometimes even before birth.
The studies show that children who their parents are obese are at a higher risk of developing obesity. The weight of a woman at her pregnancy is one of the strongest predictors on whether or not she would develop gestational diabetes. Babies from mothers with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes and obesity.
“Foods with plenty of trace minerals (edible wild plants, organic seaweeds, wild bee pollens, seeds, superfoods, goji berries, herbals, avocado, raw cacao, organic fruits and nuts and etc.) should be included in the diet of children and pregnant mothers. A very important addition for mothers and young children is the raw, vegetarian form of “fish oil” that is actually algae oil or DHA. This oil helps to promote proper brain formation, increased intelligence, excellent eyesight, strong nerves and the alleviation of depression. An ample supply of vitamin B12 is also vital for the nerve health of breastfeeding mothers and growing children.” - David Avocado Wolfe
Being overweight during pregnancy could have serious side effects both for the mother and the baby. The risk of pre-eclampsia (gestational hypertension) increases with obesity and can be very serious for mother and baby’s health. In severe cases the pregnant woman could have seizures while the baby is still alive. Gestational diabetes is any abnormality in the blood sugar and can cause some serious long-term issues during and after pregnancy. Gestational diabetes also increases the chances of obesity and diabetes type 2.
The child is more likely to have a high BMI if the mother had a high BMI during pregnancy. There are several reasons behind that. One of the reasons is that obese women pass their genes to their kids, and science shows that some genes are more likely to develop obesity. The other one is the mother’s diet. Kids grow up in the same environment as their parents so the child of an obese mother is more likely to develop poor eating habits. The third reason is the environment of the fetus and how the diet of the mother can impact health and well being of the baby.