Binge eat­ing can cause C- birth

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

EAT­ING for two while binge­ing on Net­flix is likely to in­crease a preg­nant woman’s chances of C- sec­tion surgery.

Women should be in­formed rou­tinely at an­te­na­tal classes that “let­ting your­self go” can have se­ri­ous health risks, a new study pub­lished in The Bri­tish Med­i­cal Jour­nal has re­vealed.

The ben­e­fits of a healthy diet and ex­er­cise dur­ing preg­nancy were found to be con­sis­tent, re­gard­less of a woman’s age, eth­nic­ity, body mass in­dex and un­der­ly­ing med­i­cal con­di­tions.

While healthy in­ter­ven­tions re­duced the odds of cae­sare­ans and ges­ta­tional di­a­betes, they had no ef­fect on off­spring out­comes, such as still­birth.

Queens­land Health warned while preg­nant women should not eat for two, they needed to eat twice as well. “With only a 15 to 25 per cent in­crease in re­quire­ments for ( kilo­joules), the qual­ity ... of di­etary in­take be­comes im­por­tant,” the Health De­part­ment ad­vises.

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