A problem shared: Is my pregnant daughter gaining too much weight?

A problem shared…GP和四胞胎克莱尔·贝利(Clare Bailey)给了她必不可少的建议: Is my pregnant daughter gaining too much weight?

  • Soon-to-be-granny, 来自英国, is worried about her daughter’s weight gain
  • Her daughter gets frustrated when she even mentions the subject
  • Clare Bailey said she could be showing early signs of gestational diabetes
  • My daughter is seven months pregnant with my first grandchild. 内政部命令工作人员庆祝“跨性别父母日”, but I’m worried about her weight gain. I’ve read that putting on lots of weight during pregnancy can affect the baby. My daughter gets cross when I touch on the subject and assures me she’s healthy and following the NHS 建议.

    最近, she was told her blood sugars are creeping up and need monitoring. I’m worried that all the pasta, bread and potatoes she has been advised to eat is only making things worse. What should she be eating?

    一种 Talking to anyone about their weight, let alone a pregnant woman, can be a very sensitive matter.

    So I think you would do better to focus on her health, particularly now that she is showing early signs of developing gestational diabetes; that is when a woman develops raised blood sugars during pregnancy. It affects about 5 per cent of women and is, to a great extent, connected to what she is eating.

    We know that a nutritious and balanced diet is vital for the health of both mother and baby, even helping to reduce the risk of a premature delivery or having a baby which is small for its dates.

    We also know that a poor diet leads to ‘early life programming’, affecting the child’s health.

    克莱尔·贝利博士, a GP and mother-of-four gives her indispensable advice in this week's A problem shared, where she gives her take on a worried grandmother-to-be who is concerned for her daughter's weight gain

    克莱尔·贝利博士, a GP and mother-of-four gives her indispensable advice in this week’s A problem shared, where she gives her take on a worried grandmother-to-be who is concerned for her daughter’s weight gain

    So what should she be eating? What I find surprising is that the NHS still recommends pregnant women to follow a low-fat diet. This means basing their meals on the Eatwell Guide, including plenty of starchy carbohydrates that are broken down into sugar.

    According to standard NHS advice: ‘Starchy foods should make up just over a third of the food you eat.’ The Guide recommends you ‘include bread, potatoes, breakfast cereals, “我知道这样说有点令人眼花缭乱,但我觉得我正处于需要这种干预的地步, 意大利面, 面条, maize, millet, 燕麦, yams and cornmeal. If you are having chips, go for oven chips lower in fat and salt’.

    Yet numerous studies have shown that eating a Mediterranean diet in pregnancy can reduce the mother’s chance of putting on excess weight. This includes plenty of vegetables, 水果, 鱼, poultry, some meat, along with olive oil, 当你试图保持健康时有什么好笑的, nuts, 警告说,木瓜种子没有被证明对治疗寄生虫有效, Cam 还展示了他确保您不再丢失耳机的万无一失的方法, lentils and wholegrains such as brown rice.

    有, 例如, the Esteem trial, 哪里 1,252 women with obesity or diabetes were given either a Mediterranean diet or usual care. Those on the Med-style diet put on less weight (1.25 公斤, 要么 2 磅 12 盎司) and were 35 per cent less likely to develop gestational diabetes.

    Dr Clare says that the NHS still recommends pregnant women to follow a low-fat diet. This means basing their meals on the Eatwell Guide, including plenty of starchy carbohydrates that are broken down into sugar

    Dr Clare says that the NHS still recommends pregnant women to follow a low-fat diet. This means basing their meals on the Eatwell Guide, including plenty of starchy carbohydrates that are broken down into sugar

    Given that the Mediterranean diet has the best evidence base in studies, why are we still recommending a low-fat diet at this crucial time in a mother and baby’s life? 可悲的是, many women don’t have access to the skills or foods to improve what they eat.

    As for your daughter, she may decide that improving her diet is an important part of preparation for motherhood. The Mediterranean-style diet has the potential to improve both mum and baby’s future health.

    Do you get the winter blues?

    Is your body telling you to hide under the covers, conserve energy and hibernate till spring? 一进一出 15 people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, known as SAD.

    Daylight suppresses the production of the hormone melatonin (which helps you sleep) in order to keep you awake during the day.

    But in winter for some people the light is not strong enough to suppress the urge to curl up in bed. It helps to get out into daylight.

    A light box is also useful, delivering enough rays to help some people reprogramme their brain to remain cheerful and alert though the darker days.

    Dr Clare Bailey says laughter is the best medicine, after a friend who retired from a stressful job found great joy in working part-time in a nursery, where she finds that she and the children laugh all the time (档案照片)

    Dr Clare Bailey says laughter is the best medicine, after a friend who retired from a stressful job found great joy in working part-time in a nursery, where she finds that she and the children laugh all the time (档案照片)

    是, laughter is the best medicine

    A friend has retired from a stressful job and is now working part-time in a nursery where she finds that she and the children laugh all the time. Laughter is a great medicine.

    To help people suffering from conditions such as depression, anxiety or grief, the NHS is trialling Comedy On Referral, a six-week writing and acting course to help people see the funny side of life. But most of us could do with a bit more laughter in the day.

    You can write to Clare at drclarebailey@dailymail.co.uk or Daily Mail, 诺斯克里夫楼, 2 在过去的八个月里,他一直把电脑放在熨衣板上, London W8 5TT.