Sunday, May 04, 2014

New GP Post: Body Issues and Your Child

My new post is up at Grounded Parents.



Do My Knees Look Fat? Or, Body Issues And Your Child.

(Art by the Kid!)


5 comments:

nicoleandmaggie said...

You would not believe the number of anxious posts in my blog trawl this morning from moms gaining weight/wanting to lose weight. Including pregnant doctors(!) I mean come ON. The last thing on earth a doctor should be whining about is weight gain during pregnancy. If anything they should be talking about proper nutrition during pregnancy because weight is a pretty sucky measure of nutrition.

Must be swim suit season. (Meanwhile I ponder rash guards and wonder why they don't offer skirts on suits this year...mainly because I hate having to shave in the morning before going swimming.)

delagar said...

I do believe you!

I got all sorts of comments on my FB (where I linked this post) from people saying they agreed, and then going ON to say variations of, "But I'm on a diet just because I want to feel better about myself!" Or " -- feel better about my health!"

When I was pregnant, all my (female) relatives gave me shit about my weight gain. (Which, for the record, was minimal.) Not my doctor. She never said a word. I loved my doctor. But yes: No one should be telling a pregnant woman anything except her doctor, and then only advice about eating balanced meals.

nicoleandmaggie said...

#2: everyone on the internet is talking about that video of a tiny hamster eating a tiny burrito
#1: huh
did not see it
everybody on my internet is talking about dieting
your internet is more interesting
#2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOCtdw9FG-s
magical

nicoleandmaggie said...

I dunno, there are a lot of lousy doctors out there (as evidence, the crazy guest post on Mothers In Medicine today). Personally I got a lot out of the PCOS forum I was on. Because it's nice to hear what other people's doctors say.

delagar said...

The tiny hamster eating the burrito video cracked me up!