We've been hearing that Americans are getting fatter for many years. Now there's shocking and definitive proof that obesity is becoming an epidemic.
Dear Fitness Expert,
Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I am 23 years old and currently 27 weeks pregnant. I was recently called in to see a consultant at my hospital who has strongly advised me that I should have an epidural during labor as my BMI is 44.5 They are saying I am at greater risk of complications so should have an epidural because of this.
Dear Midwife,I am a 35-year-old white female with 3 successful pregnancies. My first was born when I was 21. They are 5-15 years old. I am now married again and my new husband has no children and wants one of his own desperately. I am healthy, but I am obese at approximately 185 pounds and 5'4". I do not have regular periods....they are from 28-40 days, so we can't tell when I ovulate. We make love almost on a daily basis.
Every parent wants their child to stay safe and healthy. But many parents are forgetting one very important category when it comes to teaching their children how to live a happy and healthy life. They forget to teach them how to eat healthy.
I recently started an exercise program, because I am a little overweight. I am 5'7" and I weigh 179, but I am still pretty muscular from being very active most of my life.
My husband and I want a baby very badly, but my stomach is getting in the way. When I sit down, I have a couple of big rolls. I just want to know if I should work harder to get my stomach into better shape before we conceive, or just don't worry about it and lose the weight afterwards. I plan on exercising and eating healthy throughout my pregnancy.
Infertility is a condition that affects approximately one out of every six couples. An infertility diagnosis is given to a couple who is unsuccessful with their attempts to get pregnant over the course of one year. When the problem exists within the female partner, it is referred to as female infertility.