15.12.2014

Pre pregnancy obesity

Now more than ever women are entering their pregnancies obese or overweight, as some 25 percent of pregnant mothers falls outside a healthy BMI. Nearly a quarter of all mothers were obese at the beginning of their pregnancy, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After decades of increasing maternal obesity pre-pregnancy, the CDC’s latest study confirms a continuing upward trend. Women who carry a pregnancy to term while overweight face an increased risk for diabetes (which, in itself, carries an added risk pre-pregnancy of stillbirth and infant death), Caesarean delivery, and preeclampsia (high blood pressure). That rate has risen in recent decades, and as evidenced by previous research, could lead to a growing population of mothers who will remain obese even after giving birth.


Meanwhile, the mother passes on a risk of delivering her baby stillborn, prematurely, and in some cases even overweight itself. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), women who are already obese going into their pregnancy should stick to a strict plan when it comes to how much additional weight they can safely gain.
Now health care professionals and researchers alike are striving to get the word out about maternal health pre-pregnancy.
Maternal overweight and obesity and the risk of congenital anomalies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Overweight and obesity in mothers and risk for preterm birth and low birth weight infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses.


Modeling the Potential Public Health Impact of Prepregnancy Obesity on Adverse Fetal and Infant Outcomes.



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Comments to «Pre pregnancy obesity»

  1. AntikilleR writes:
    Firmer than regular and protrudes barely, making it difficult if not hormonal, biological and anatomic.
  2. Azerinka writes:
    Overtakes your body during the early weeks.