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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

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Maternal obesity and complications during pregnancy

Johannes Dietl1


Corresponding author: Johannes Dietl, MD, Direktor der Universitäts-Frauenklinik, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 4, 97080 Würzburg/Germany. Tel.: +49-931-201 25 251; Fax.: +49-931-201 25 258;

Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 100–105, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2005.018, June 2005

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Obesity has become a major health problem all over the world and during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of complications, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and delivery complications such as macrosomia, shoulder dystocia and higher rates of cesarean sections and infections. Maternal obesity may also be an independent risk factor for neural tube defects and fetal mortality. This review focuses on the consequences of maternal obesity during pregnancy.

Keywords: Fetal outcome; obesity; pregnancy; preeclampsia

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