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PICA - Its effect on the Fetus and Ways to Deal with it

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PICA - Its effect on the Fetus and Ways to Deal with it

By Akshata Kamath Pregnancy comes with lot of delicacies and complexities, eating disorder can further make it complicated. Many aspects during pregnancy can be fearful due to the physiological changes that occur and the necessary weight gain. Eating disorder is fought not only for her own life, but for the life of her unborn child as well. For some women with a history of an eating disorder, pregnancy may trigger a relapse, either during pregnancy or after childbirth. PICA is an eating disorder where individuals generally have appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive and are not normally considered as...

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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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