Attention ALL:I am quite certain Brother Benjamin was making a
WIth the advent of "super-sized" parents, the consequence seems to be
"Super-sized" babies. Maybe we need to "Super-Size" the Words
Of Wisdom. "Less eating and more exercise" = Beverly 5:10.
Brother Benjamin Franklin; Are your comments tounge-in-cheek irony? I hope so.
In my opinion, I find that incredibly disgusting.
Brother Ben F seems to have missed the point. Super-sized children are a serious
problem. Birthing naturally an overly large infant is hard on the mom, can
damage her organs causing lacerations, ruptures of membranes etc.. These alone
require more medical attention that what normally accompanies a natural birth.
The attending physician is tempted to deliver via C-section which increases
costs, which someone has to shoulder - it ain't free folks.We
as a society have deviated from a deference to motherhood and children to a
casual approach regarding diet, exercise and life style that in the end places
mother and child at higher risk. Some young mothers lack the normal support
network of husband, family and society to the point I have read of some
over-normal-weight mothers delivering when they did not realize they were
pregnant (or so they said).We sow the East wind, and reap the
whirlwind as it is written.
@Brother Benjamin, I've given birth to nine children. How many have you
birthed? Appreciate your altruistic view of mothers, and I agree that they do
suffer during pregnancy "putting their lives on the line", but I also
know that pregnant mothers can be very careless about what they take into their
bodies during pregnancy. It is a known fact that gestational diabetes often,
though not always, is as a result of a mother's diet. Just a simple
"coke a day" can do it. Bigger babies does not mean they will grow up
physically stronger and bigger, either. Do a little research on that and you
Pregnant moms need not be fearful of the testing that is done during their
pregnancy for diabetes.It is test that only requires one day of some
fasting and the drinking of a certain liquid.Such an easy and quick task
to assure the health of mom and baby!
@fowersjl "The terrible diets of mothers in pregnancy have
everything to do with it."I would be careful with that
statement. We must not blame the mothers who are going through the pains and
trials of pregnancy for 9 months in such a way. They are being so selfless and
sacrificing to do that. They are like soldiers, police officers, and
firefighters that put their lives on the line on a daily basis for the good of
that one child. I hope that we can please not shift the blame in
such a way like that. Bigger babies means they will grow up to be physically
bigger and stronger, which will lead to greater societal achievements over the
long run. Who could not ask for a better thing for society?
Brother Benjamin, Did you read the article? There is nothing wonderful about
super-sized babies. Most often they are a result of gestational diabetes, which
often becomes full-blown diabetes for the mother, which often results in
diabetes for the baby with all of its complications. Super-sized babies are
generally born through C-sections, which can cause problems for the breathing,
since the labor and delivery of babies naturally forces the liquid out of their
lungs. Genetic science progress has nothing to do with super-sized babies. The
terrible diets of mothers in pregnancy have everything to do with it.
I do not see how the influx of super-sized babies gives us reason to be
concerned. I find the article enlightening. When kids get bigger,
it is merely a reflection of the progress we are making as a society in
gestational development and genetic science. I appreciate the
attention brought to this issue, and I believe the concern regarding these
matters are unwarranted.