Obesity is a risk to pregnancy
Tuesday 10th February, 2009
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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