Pregnancy Problems Due to Obesity

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Obesity can cause a great number of issues when it comes to pregnancy. For starters, studies have shown that women who are obese have a greater chance of delivering a baby with health defects. This could be medical concerns like heart problems, cleft palate and spina bifida. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It is also a greater chance that the mother will develop diabetes in relation to her pregnancy. Along with this, she is more likely to have diabetes before she becomes pregnant as well. This is also something that can cause issues with the pregnancy.

Women who are overweight also typically have certain nutritional deficiencies as well. This could mean that the baby is not getting the right types of nutrients. When the baby is deprived of these nutrients, there is also a greater chance of birth defects occurring as well.

Another issue that women may experience when they are obese is issues with the delivery process. It is more common for obese women to require a C-section and to have complications throughout the delivery process.

For these reasons, it is important for women to maintain a healthy weight while they are trying to conceive. Not only will this help make it easier to become pregnant, but it will also help ensure that both the baby and the mother remain healthy throughout the pregnancy.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)