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Obesity in pregnancy – The bigger issues

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S E Davis ,

Logan Hospital, Queensland, AU
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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J J Stack,

Logan Hospital, Queensland, AU
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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H Ellepola,

Logan Hospital, Queensland, AU
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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M Haran

University of Griffith, Queensland, AU
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Medical School
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Abstract

Maternal obesity increases the risk of poor pregnancy outcomes, including infertility, miscarriage, foetal anomalies, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus, risk of induction and failed induction, prolonged labour, caesarean section, post partum haemorrhage, infection and anaesthetic complications. As the prevalence of obesity in reproductive aged women is increasing, the practicing clinician must be aware of the risks and current management strategies to facilitate a healthy pregnancy and delivery in these women.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v35i1.6002

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013; 35: 29-33

How to Cite: Davis, S.E. et al., (2013). Obesity in pregnancy – The bigger issues. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 35(1), pp.29–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v35i1.6002
Published on 04 Sep 2013.
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