To assess the role of the health consequences of maternal overweight and obesity at the start of pregnancy on gestational pathologies, delivery and newborn characteristics.
A cohort of pregnant women (n = 6.558) having delivered at the Maternal & Child University Hospital of Gran Canaria (HUMIGC) in 2008 has been studied. Outcomes were… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
Different epidemiological studies have shown that maternal excess of weight during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth and morbidity of the neonate. Prevalence of obesity in a pregnant population of Canary Islands is reported here.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS
The group studied was an integrated cohort… (More)