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Well I was about the only time in your life you can put on thirty pounds and not feel guilty at all.
But a lot of women did not see pregnancy that way.
Studies show infected 20% of pregnant women do not gain enough for weights.
During their pregnancy and many of those suffer from a condition known as Fred.
Something that can be downright dangerous to your baby and that many feel as inspired by these super slim a celebrity.
Doctor Jake Deutsche joins me now with more on this doctor good morning to you what should a normal side east pregnant woman gain in her nine months of pregnancy.
25 to 35 pounds so that's what's in the range of normal but you have to consider that this is gonna be gained.
Differently over there.
Course of the pregnancy we defied pregnancy and to try masters.
So they typically recommend about five pounds in the first trimester and then one to two pounds per week and each -- the second and third trimester.
But a lot of women now apparently are not doing that because -- -- Saturday with staying thin something which is.
Quite literally impossible when you have a baby growing inside of you and they are using.
-- it is excessive exercise and self induced vomiting to stop themselves from gaining weight.
Yep that all of those things are true and it's it's like you said it's an obsession it's a cultural phenomenon and it's really a serious problem -- and because we're talking about.
Fetal mortality as an outcome we're talking about.
Permanent problems like -- of fifth and and several polls -- And even more chronic problems they're seeing higher incidents such as asthma ear infections here upper respiratory tract infections so this is something to be serious about and you even think about it as -- -- -- fetus mean that's essentially what people are doing when you're not eating up when you're pregnant.
It's just down right inhumane.
What is -- dangerous level because now they're saying that if you're obese to start with right on your pregnancy.
Then you should -- very little so how -- people now what's dangerous and what's -- Well first of all you should be consulting your doctor while you're pregnant and be monitoring your.
Your weight gains.
But when you are heavier obviously you're not recommended to gain more weight.
But the problem this is people who are already under way her -- challenged with the problem of anorexia.
There are expected to gain more so that may be even more vicious cycle more difficult thing to overcome.
Being read it myself I can say you know you you you looked out your body just keeps getting bigger bigger friend you know you it is only -- -- get bigger before the baby comes -- talking my doctor about it she said.
Every pregnant woman goes through that you know you just have to surrender yourself to the process you're gonna get -- but the problem is doctor -- we see a lot of these celebrities not so much Jenny who gained ninety pounds right but like Nicole Richie.
Who you know that they never got the huge baby -- so -- team.
And women think I can't either rate and it.
Used to be beautiful to be on the cover of a magazine while you're pregnant and posing nude.
Now it's about being on the cover magazine and not looking pregnant -- everybody's speculating are you or are you not.
We've really lost some sort of focus on what's important about being pregnant.
And it -- to definitely be something that everybody sees their doctors and maintains very closely.
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