Maternal Weight and Pregnancy Outcome

Women who have a high body mass index before pregnancy or in the early stages of pregnancy have a much higher risk of fetal death, stillbirth and infant death than women with average weight, according to new research published in the journal JAMA.

The authors of this study concluded that Even modest increases in maternal BMI were associated with unfavourable pregnancy outcome. Weight management guidelines for women who plan pregnancies should take these findings into consideration to reduce the burden of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death.

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