Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy

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Per Glud Ovesen, Dorte Møller Jensen
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 16, 2012 - Medical - 324 pages
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A dramatic and worldwide increase is occurring in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in women of childbearing age. Obese women carry a significant excess risk of a variety of serious complications during pregnancy, and in addition, maternal obesity predisposes to obesity in the offspring. This book provides a timely update on the latest knowledge on maternal obesity and pregnancy. A very wide range of issues are covered, including macrosomia and associated shoulder dystocia; the risk of miscarriage, malformations, and complications of pregnancy; the impact of hyperglycemia; clinical management; consequences for anesthesia and ultrasound; impacts on breastfeeding, fertility, and childhood obesity; and pregnancy following gastric surgery. All of the authors are recognized experts in their fields, and the book has been designed to meet the practical needs of obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, and general practitioners.
 

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Contents

1 Epidemiology of Diabetes and Obesity in Pregnancy
1
2 Fertility and Obesity
9
3 Clinical Consequences of Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
31
4 Clinical Management
43
5 Physical Activity and Pregnancy
63
6 Miscarriage and Malformations
75
7 Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy
99
8 Gestational Weight Gain
118
12 Shoulder Dystocia in Maternal Obesity
191
13 Stillbirth and Infant Mortality
209
14 Anaesthesia in Maternal Obesity
231
15 Macrosomia and Neonatology
246
16 Childhood Obesity The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Childhood Obesity
255
17 Obesity in Pregnancy Data from the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome HAPO Study
271
18 Breastfeeding and Obesity Impact on Women and Their Children
283
19 Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery
301

9 Maternal Diabesity and Developmental Programming in the Offspring
133
10 Obesity in Pregnancy and Ultrasound
155
11 Maternal Obesity and Macrosomia
176

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