Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)
Maternal obesity and its impact on pregnancy outcome
Author(s): Dr. Varsha Kotwal
Abstract: To assess the effects of obesity on pregnancy and to compare it with non-obese patients. Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that will reach over one billion people by 2030. Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy face several health risks. Obesity is becoming increasingly prevalent in Indian population and has become one of the most commonly occurring risk factors in obstetric practice. Pregnant women who are obese are at greater risk of a variety of pregnancy related complications compared with women of normal BMI.