Birth Weight is the weight of a baby at the time of its birth. It is directly linked with the gestational period at which the child was born. It is generally calculated after the birth but it can be also estimated during the pregnancy by measuring fundal height (a measure of the size of the uterus used to assess fetal growth and development). A baby born within the normal range of weight for that gestational age is what we called as Appropriate for Gestational Age (AGA). While those born above or below this normal range i.e; AGA often show unusual rate of development. This often indicates complications with the pregnancy which may affect both the baby and its mother. The chance of a baby being born outside the normal range i.e; AGA could be influenced by their parents in different ways which are as follows:
2. Maternal Health (mother's health condition), particularly during the pregnancy
3. Environmental factors
Sometimes multiple births, where each baby is likely to be bornoutside of the AGA, could also increase the chance of another baby borning outside the normal range i.e; AGA.
Studies have shown that how a person's birth weight can affect his/her future life. This inlcudes obesity, diabetes and intelligence.
Obesity (a condition in which excess body fat accumulates to such an extent that health is be negatively affected)
Babies that have low birth weight have also an increased chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes (Diabetes Melitus) in their later part of life. Intelligence
According to some researchers, an increased birth mass could have direct link to an increased IQ (intelligence quotient). Researchers also found out some evidence of a link between a baby's birth mass and it's mother's risk of having Myocardial Infarction (a cardiovascular disease).
So folks if you want a healthy child it's better to care a lady during her pregnancy rather than after the delivery. Keep that in mind!
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If you are crazy about weight loss surgery then the very famous Star Jones should be familiar to you. Yes the very fame Starlet Marie Jones lost 150 lbs in a very short period of time. Many people wondered about how she lose that BIG weight she carried? The woman herself answered it after a long period of time. She revealed her dramatic weight loss secret on July 30,2007!
After years of rumors and media speculation, television talker Star Jones-Reynolds finally confirmed that she lost her excessive weight due to gastric bypass surgery (see more on Gastric Bypass Surgery).
Star Jones before weight loss
In an article she wrote for Glamour magazine, she mentioned that her dramatic weight loss was due to gastric bypass surgery, and that she dodged questions about it for years because she had fear of what people might be thinking of her?
Reynolds also wrote in the essay for the September issue of Glamour magazine that she was afraid to be vulnerable and ashamed of at not being able to get herself under control without the surgical procedure.
The former "View" co-host also said that she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years?.
She said that "My out-of-control behaviour started on my 40th birthday in 2002". At this time, she had reached almost her maximum level - 307 pounds. She had gained 75 pounds in 17 months. She also said that the procedure was performed in August 2003.
Star Jones after weight loss
She eventually shed the weight, but her feelings of insecurity did not melt away.
In 2005, Reynolds started therapy and said she gradually came to realize that "transparency is not humiliating." She began to share her story with strangers.
"I was hell-bent on keeping the specifics of my weight loss private in an effort to maintain control," wrote Reynolds. "Yet talking about my weight loss finally gave me the control I'd hungered for."
Now what do you think of Star JOnes?
Should go for medical intervention?
Keep in mind that the procedure is Risky and Costly too!
So think before going for the surgery!
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