Obesity is a risk to pregnancy

Tuesday 10th February, 2009

In a new study, researchers from King’s College, London have identified the added complications obesity can cause pregnancy.

The study showed obese women who are pregnant are at a higher risk of having a low birth-weight baby during their first pregnancy. They also face a greater risk of premature birth and the complication known as pre-eclampsia.

The study involved 385 obese women who were expecting their first child. According to a number of health experts, women with a BMI of 29 or more typically take longer to conceive than those with a healthy 20-25 BMI.

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