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Maternal obesity: consequences for children, challenges for clinicians and carers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19828390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In many industrialised countries almost one in five pregnant women is obese. Maternal obesity has major implications for the fetus and newborn infants, and may have adverse consequences for lifelong health and well-being. We discuss the current epidemiological evidence for the association of maternal obesity with congenital structural neural tube and cardiac defects, fetal macrosomia that predisposes infants to birth injuries and to problems with physiological and metabolic transition, as well as potential for long-term effects secondary to prenatal and neonatal programming effects compounded by a reduction in sustained breastfeeding. We summarise the evidence for the effect of maternal weight management interventions on fetal and neonatal outcomes and discuss areas where further research is needed to clarify uncertainties.
W McGuire; L Dyson; M Renfrew
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1878-0946     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240003     Medline TA:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology
Fetal Macrosomia / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Obesity / complications*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications*
Premature Birth / epidemiology
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Prenatal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Stillbirth / epidemiology

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