In pregnancy, women are not only saddled with the responsibility to look out for their well-being alone but also that of fetus contained within them. They are solely responsible for the health of their unborn child as whatever they do or don’t tells on the baby they carry. What pregnant women consumes has been identified to directly affect the child they carry in their womb. This is because there is constant exchange of blood and nutrient between the mother and fetus they carry.
Pregnant women are medically advised to avoid high fat diets and food with high sugar content. This is because they have a negative health consequence and affect their unborn child. Women’s obesity cause genetic abnormalities for their unborn children and go ahead to affect several generations down the line. Consumption of fatty foods by pregnant women gets into their blood stream on digestion and passed to their unborn child which in turn causes several obesity related conditions in their subsequent generations; about 2 or 3 down line.
An obese mother increases the chances of her child developing obesity related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Mother’s obesity is highly associated with metabolic problems that can be inherited by her unborn child and other generations to come. Women are should therefore pay close and careful attention to what they eat especially when they discover they are pregnant in other to safeguard the health of their unborn generations.
Mothers who consume food rich in fat and sugar predisposes their generations to metabolic problems. Even if the offspring and generations down the line later consume healthy diets; irreversible/great health damage might have been done by the mother’s high-fat consumption (diet). Mother’s obesity can impair and affect the health of later generations.
The health of women in pregnancy have a great impact on the weight of their child later in life. The diet of mothers greatly reflect on their children particular in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are advised to avoid high-fat and sugar diets but rather consume food rich in protein, and low in sugar and fat. They should daily consume more of balanced diet for their well-being and good health, and that of their unborn child and generations to come.
Feeding nutritiously is very critical and greatly important for women in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Women should pay attention to their diet; eating less of processed food and fast food and more of home-made nutritious food.