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Being Obese May Complicate Pregnancy

More than 95 million adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and more than one-third of these Americans are women of childbearing age. Given that obesity contributes to heart disease, diabetes and cancer, what are the risks of being overweight and pregnant? A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health (Mar. 2001) studied the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy obesity or overweight on pregnancy complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes in nulliparous women (women bearing their first offspring).

The study evaluated 96,801 women who gave birth between the years of 1992 and 1996. Data were collected from Washington State birth certificates, which list maternal prepregnancy weight, and the mothers' Washington State drivers license records, which list height, researchers calculated the body mass indexes (BMIs). Women were categorized as lean (BMI less than 20), normal (BMI 20.0 to 24.9), overweight (BMI 25.0 to 29.9) or obese (BMI greater than 30).

Using the birth certificates, which detail demographic characteristics, pregnancy complications, obstetric procedures and the condition of the newborn, and using death certificates to determine infant death rates, researchers evaluated the association between prepregnancy BMI and pregnancy complications. Results confirmed those of previous studies, and indicate that obesity has a strong detrimental effect on the health of both mothers and their offspring during and after pregnancy.

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