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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;36(2):285-300, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2009.03.003.

Pregnancy and obesity.

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Division of Perinatal, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petah-Tiqva 49100, Israel. yarivyogev@hotmail.com

Abstract

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic: it is associated with increased rate of infertility and with many pregnancy complications. Moreover, it is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus, which increases the risk of these complications. As the prevalence of obesity is increasing, so is the number of women in the reproductive age who are overweight and obese. This article addresses issues concerning pregravid obesity and weight gain during pregnancy and their implication on gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcome.

PMID:
19501314
DOI:
10.1016/j.ogc.2009.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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