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Obesity and Pregnancy

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Obesity and Pregnancy

By Kavya DS Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy face several possible health risks, including high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and an increased chance of needing a Cesarean delivery. Women are counseled not to be too thin or too heavy before getting pregnant, and new research gives even more reason for women to watch their weight: obese pregnant women stand a much greater chance of miscarrying Obese women suffer about eight more fetal and infant deaths per 1,000 births than women who enter pregnancy at a recommended weight. Pre-eclampsia -  pregnancy related high blood pressure — was responsible...

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