Obesity during Pregnancy

Health of the mother and child can be affected by Obesity during pregnancy. It is very harmful gaining too much weight during pregnancy or being overweight or obese, is also risky for the mother and child. Obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of various pregnancy complications, Such as, Infection, Preeclampsia, Gestational diabetes, and Pregnancy Loss. Higher rates of childhood obesity and childhood metabolic syndrome can be seen in the Children born to overweight or obese mothers.  Reducing body weight is the best way before one become pregnant to decrease the risk of problems caused by obesity. When compared with women of normal weight Obese women have an increased risk of miscarriage chances. Babies born to obese women have an increased risk of having birth defects, such as neural tube defects and heart defects. Syndrome called Macrosomia—in this syndrome, the child is larger than average. This can increase the risk of the child being injured during birth.  Macrosomia also increases the risk of cesarean delivery. Infants born with an excess amount of body fat have a greater chance of being obese later in life. Weight loss before becoming the pregnant is the best way to reduce the risk of problems caused by obesity. Obesity Conferences focus on policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.

  • Premature Birth
  • Macrosomia
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Infection
  • Loss of Pregnancy

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