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Obesity and pregnancy: clinical management of the obese gravida.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21284965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In recent years, the prevalence of obesity in the United States has risen dramatically, especially among women of reproductive age. Research that has specifically evaluated pregnancy outcomes among obese parturients has allowed for a better understanding of the myriad adverse perinatal complications that are observed with significantly greater frequency in the obese pregnant population. The antepartum, intrapartum, intraoperative, postoperative, and postpartum periods are all times in which the obese pregnant woman is at greater risk for adverse maternal-fetal outcomes, compared with her ideal bodyweight counterpart. Comorbid medical conditions that commonly are associated with obesity further accentuate perinatal risks. All obese pregnant women should be counseled regarding these risks, and strategies should be used to improve perinatal outcome whenever possible. Obese women of reproductive age ideally should be counseled before conception and advised to achieve ideal bodyweight before pregnancy.
Ravindu P Gunatilake; Jordan H Perlow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  2011-03-14     Revised Date:  2011-12-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-19     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Obstetrix Medical Group of Phoenix, Department ofMaternal-Fetal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Labor, Obstetric
Obesity / therapy*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct;205(4):e9; author reply e9-10   [PMID:  21683937 ]

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