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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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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and it's Management

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Pregnancy related Hypertensive Disorder usually occurs after 20 weeks of Gestation.. It is commonly associated with seizures, swelling and if left untreated it can also lead to death. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy may cause an increase in maternal and Fetal Morbidity and continue to remain a leading cause of maternal mortality. The common signs and symptoms that need to be looked out for are Frequent headaches and blurry vision, Swelling of face, hands and feet, sudden weight gain and decrease in baby’s movements during the third trimester. Management of Pregnancy induced hypertension: Treatment focuses on controlling blood pressure and preventing...

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