Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy

Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy

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A dramatic and worldwide increase is occurring in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in women of childbearing age. Obese women carry a significant excess risk of a variety of serious complications during pregnancy, and in addition, maternal obesity predisposes to obesity in the offspring. This book provides a timely update on the latest knowledge on maternal obesity and pregnancy. A very wide range of issues are covered, including macrosomia and associated shoulder dystocia; the risk of miscarriage, malformations, and complications of pregnancy; the impact of hyperglycemia; clinical management; consequences for anesthesia and ultrasound; impacts on breastfeeding, fertility, and childhood obesity; and pregnancy following gastric surgery. All of the authors are recognized experts in their fields, and the book has been designed to meet the practical needs of obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, and general practitioners.Rooth G (2003) Increase in birthweight: a unique biological event and an obstetrical problem. ... Diabetes Care 18:611-617 Smith J , Cinaflone K, Biron S et al (2009) Effects of maternal surgical weight loss in mothers on intergenerational transmission of obesity. ... Pediatrics 114:e29-e36 Young TK, Martens PJ, Taback SP et al (2002) Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children - prenatal and early infancy riskanbsp;...

Title:Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy
Author: Per Glud Ovesen, Dorte Møller Jensen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-03-16

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