Published on: 24 May 2020
Are You Considered Obese?
How Might Obesity Affect The Mother During Pregnancy?
Miscarriage or Stillbirth
How Might Obesity During Pregnancy Affect The Baby?
Frequently Asked Questions:
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of almost all pregnancy complications: gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, delivery of large babies for GA, and a higher incidence of birth defects, all occurring more frequently than in women with a BMI normal.
The main weight management strategies during pregnancy are diet control, exercise, and behavior modification. The goal is to avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy, which is common in obese women.
Birth defects: Babies born to obese women have a higher risk of having birth defects, such as heart defects and neural tube defects (NTDs). Problems with diagnostic tests. An ultrasound test might be difficult to notice some issues with the anatomy of the fetus if you have too much body fat.