Pregnancy Weight

Perinatal mortality rate is increased among women whose initial prepregnancy weight is less than 120 pounds, especially if their weight gain during pregnancy is less than 11 pounds. Being overweight or obese also puts the mother and her fetus at increased risk of obstetric complications, including early miscarriage. gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal macrosomia, cesarean delivery, and operative complications such as increased operative time, increased blood loss, infection, and anesthetic complications. Therefore, women who are significantly underweight or overweight should undergo medical and nutritional evaluation, counseling, and therapy before becoming pregnant.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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