Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome.

  title={Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={K Sameera Begum and K Sachchithanantham and S De Somsubhra},
  journal={Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology},
  volume={38 1},
The increasing prevalence of maternal obesity worldwide provides a major challenge to obstetric practice from preconception to postpartum. Maternal obesity can result in unfavorable outcomes for the woman and fetus. Maternal risks during pregnancy include gestational diabetes and chronic hypertension leading to preeclampsia. The fetus is at risk for stillbirth and congenital anomalies. Intrapartum care, normal and operative deliveries, anesthetic and operative interventions in the obese demand… CONTINUE READING


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