My sister is purposely overeating in pregnancy to have a big baby. How can I educate her that this is not a good idea? S
Answered 2 years ago
My sister is purposely overeating in pregnancy to have a big baby. How can I educate her that this is not a good idea?
She has Gestational Diabetes.
The more anyone mentions it the more it's like she rebels and works harder to gain weight.
She's 28 weeks along and gained 36 kilos on her size 18 frame.
She seems to think that the bigger the baby the healthier they are. But that's not how it works.
It's almost like it's now a competition with herself to gain as much as possible.
She's eating so much that she's constantly complaining of diarrhea.
Her husband is very very big and encouraging it. He is 6 foot 5 and over 250 kilos.
I used to be 160 kilos and 5 foot 1 and it caused allot of trouble in my last pregnancy. I don't want this for her.
I want her baby to have the best chance.
Have an answer?
I had gdm and was terrified I was going to have a stillbirth because it's a complication of gdm and big out of proportion babies.
I lost 17 kilos during my pregnancy and mostly tried to eat well.
My beautiful baby was born 3 kilos and in proportion but because of the gdm, had some lung issues at birth and couldn't breathe on his own properly and was on a cpap machine in NICU, and couldn't Maintain his blood sugar levels and had to have a glucose drip while in NICU.
And he wasn't a big baby!
Why is your sister being so unhealthy and careless?