Obesity in obstetrics

Salzer Liat, Luis Cabero, Moshe Hod, Yariv Yogev*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Obesity is a rising global epidemic. Obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased maternal and fetal risks, which is inversely correlated with the severity level of obesity. Other comorbidities are common (diabetes mellitus, hypertensive disorders, etc.) and contribute to an even increased risk. Maternal obesity during pregnancy contributes also to offspring obesity and noncommunicable diseases later in life in a vicious cycle. Managing these problems, and potentially reducing their risk, can pose a challenge in obstetric care. It is important to provide preconception nutritional and exercise care, and guidance during pregnancy and post pregnancy for appropriate weight loss.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1393
Pages (from-to)79-90
Number of pages12
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • noncommunicative disease
  • obesity
  • obstetric complications
  • overweight


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