Fri, Jan 13 2012 at 2:40 PM
It's obviously ideal if mothers are in optimal health during pregnancy, but the entire idea of discouraging overweight women from giving birth is missing the point entirely. It doesn't even come close to getting to the root of the problem. The issue of obesity is informed by socioeconomic factors, and statistically, the unhealthiest people are usually poor people who have limited access to education, nutritious food, affordable health care, and a multitude of other resources necessary for healthy living. I think obesity and its related health issues will always be a problem until something is done about the structures and policies that exacerbate the problem.
Fri, Sep 30 2011 at 4:05 PM
Thanks for letting us know! I'm editing the caption to reflect this. Caitlin Leary Associate Photo Editor
Fri, Sep 16 2011 at 10:07 AM
Hi Cecile! You're absolutely correct, and I've edited the caption to reflect it. Thanks for catching that! Caitlin Associate Photo Editor