Maternal Obesity Tagged to Birth Defects
We know that being fat is a health risk. And we also know that we are getting plumper by the minute. The latest statistics show that about a 1/3 of adults is obese. This sad picture is expanding before our very eyes.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 3 out of every 100 babies born in the United States have some kind of major birth defect. There are more than 4,000 different known birth defects, ranging in severity from minor to serious. And while they don't exactly know the causes of them, they are seeing evidence that being fat or fatter only adds to the risk.
It only makes sense. Being fat is not a sign of health it is a sign of dis-ease in the body. If mom has issues guess who she will pass them on to? And don't even start me on the emotional baggage side of the ledger.