Obesity in pregnancy: prevalence and metabolic consequences.

@article{Huda2010ObesityIP,
  title={Obesity in pregnancy: prevalence and metabolic consequences.},
  author={S. S. M. Sadrul Huda and Lauren E Brodie and Naveed 4 Sattar},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={70-6}
}
Rates of obesity have increased exponentially worldwide to almost epidemic proportions. This is associated with a marked increase in adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes and subsequent burden on health care resources. In particular, maternal obesity is linked to numerous metabolic complications including subfertility, gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and thromboembolism with potential long-term health consequences for both mother and child. The underlying… CONTINUE READING

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