Obese before pregnancy linked to increased infant mortality rates

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before pregnancy obesity is strongly linked with infant mortality and compliance with the guidelines of weight gain pregnancy limited in that the risk of mortality, notes a new study impact. “The results suggest that primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and midwives need to have conversations about weight as part of the care of healthy women and when women are considering becoming pregnant,” said author Eugene Declercq School of Boston University of Public health of the US .. “There is a need for more open discussions, honest about avoiding the possible risks of maternal obesity on children’s health, ‘ he added Declercq the study, published online in Obstetrics and Gynecology, claims to be the largest study to date on the relationship between obesity before pregnancy, increased prenatal weight and infant mortality (Read:.. An obese woman you can put the baby’s immunity at risk )

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used births and deaths of more than six million newborns in 38 States from 2012-2013 included information on the height of the mother and pre-pregnancy weight needed to calculate BMI (Body Mass Index). The researchers examined the overall infant mortality in three main categories: Babies who died from related prematuros-, congenital abnormalities and sudden unexpected infant death causes. Infant mortality rates for premature causes increased BMI, with twice higher rates for obese women than in women of normal weight, the study found. (Read: Pregnant women who are obese tend to have less immunity )

Source: IANS

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