A recent UC Davis study suggests a 60% greater chance of a child developing autism if a mother was obese while pregnant with the child. They also suggest that if while pregnant the mother has diabetes, often linked with obesity, the child has greater odds of encounter learning disabilities later on in life. While whatever your take on their study and it’s validity in your life, it really does make one think about how children are truly affected in these first moments of life.
Here are some things you might want to consider while pregnant to help raise a healthy child:
- Your Weight
- Your age
- The father’s age
- Your food habits
- Your sleeping habits
- Your emotional stress
- Your consumption of things highly unrecommended
- Your medications
- Your follow through with doctor orders
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Some insurance companies have helped obese patients fight fat for years. They’ve offered weight-loss and wellness programs at businesses, schools and in communities. Some have paid for prescription obesity medications and even covered expensive bariatric surgeries, including gastric bypass.
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