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Why it is Critical to Address the Challenge of Maternal Obesity

Geirsson, R.T., Vinter, C.A.
(Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016;95(9):965–967) This editorial addresses the various reasons why maternal obesity is such a challenge. A third of pregnant women in Nordic countries and up to half in the United States are overweight or obese. Even women of normal weight tend to gain excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy and often maintain this weight gain postpartum. In addition, maternal obesity is a major contributor to maternal, fetal and neonatal complications. Pregnancy outcomes, long-term maternal health, and obesity risk for their offspring are all adversely affected. The editorial reviews information and recommendations gathered at the second Nordic Congress on Obesity in Gynecology and Obstetrics (NOCOGO).
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