The impact of obesity on maternal health

Bram P. Wispelwey, Eyal Sheiner

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Obesity affects maternal health through every stage of pregnancy, from conception to postpartum weight reten tion. This chapter covers the primary complications that interfere with the optimal health status of obese preg nant women, including infertility, hypertensive disorders, diabetes mellitus, cesarean delivery risks, and thromboem-bolic disease. By understanding the special challenges and risks that present during the pregnancy of obese women, healthcare providers can maximize quality of care and help close the gap in adverse outcomes compared with women of normal weight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Insights: Obesity & Pregnancy
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781780843667
ISBN (Print)9781780843681
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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