Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Skinny on Fat Mums versus the MVNHS©

It's not enough that the MVNHS© considers newborns "at risk" if their mums are a bit zaftig.

Now comes word that expectant mums may not have the opportunity to actually be admitted to hospital (as the Brits say):

"Mothers-to-be who have a body mass index (BMI) of over 34, the equivalent of an average woman of 5ft 6ins weighing 15 stone, will be turned away from Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset."

Ooops, better watch that weight gain, gals!

Fear not, though, portly preggies have to travel but 20 miles to the next closest facility. Assuming, of course, that they can make it that far when contractions are minutes apart.

Quick - Let's do that here!
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