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Open in a separate window Ethnic differences exist Inthe Institute of Medicine IOM in the US revised the pregnancy recommendations not regarding ethnicity, age, smoking behaviour and parity Table 2 Trimester-specific recommendations for weight gain were defined and evidence-based absolute and relative risks RR for mother and child were finally used for recommendations In new guidelines, waist circumference and co-morbidity are used as criteria for weight reduction in obese non-pregnant patients.
Unfortunately, the identification of women at risk is not routinely followed by interventions. Suggested strategies include behavioural weight loss treatment and counselling regarding exercise, diet, and pregnancy weight gain. So far, no diet offers clear advantages Early counselling by paediatricians, general practitioners, at schools and universities should be promoted.
In adolescents between 11 and 15 years of age, a good breakfast and physical activity were the main negative predictors for obesity According to international guidelines it is encouraged that overweight and obese women who are planning a pregnancy should be referred to pre-conception assessment and counselling II-B.
Weight reduction is essential prior to infertility treatment I-A. Long-term maternal risks include osteoarthritis, malignant disease and sleep apnoea. These risks can be limited by regular exercise II-B Nutrition consultation should be offered prior to conception However, no significant differences have been found in overweight pregnant women OR 1.
The risk of miscarriage increases from The association between obesity and increased rates of spontaneous abortion OR 1.
Several cohort studies have shown that overweight and obese women have a higher risk of miscarriage in patients with infertility treatment I 2930 Malformations The rate of malformations is increased in pregnancies of overweight and obese mothers.
Although most malformations develop during the first trimester, they are frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage of pregnancy, or even post partum due to decreased visibility Interventions Obese pregnant women should be counselled with regard to diet, supplements, exercise, and weight gain IIB.
Pre-pregnancy BMI is inversely associated with serum vitamin D concentrations in pregnant women.
Women should set pregnancy weight gain goals based on the BMI as shown in Table 2 at their first antenatal visit. In addition, they should be advised that regular exercise reduces future risks for herself and the offspring unless there are contraindications IIB Exercise habits and nutritional counselling can be a helpful adjunct for women not meeting the weight gain guidelines I-B In addition, they may be motivated by knowing that following these guidelines would reduce their risks for a Caesarean, hypertension and abnormal birth weights in their children Up to now, randomized trials on behavioural interventions in obese mothers have not been convincing 38 and a diet restricting protein and any energy intake should be avoided III—C From the second trimester onwards, weekly weight gain can be used to predict total weight gain 1940 and, if necessary, to prompt interventions Re-assessment of maternal weight during the second and third trimester will allow to consider future risks and to make appropriate plans for equipment and personnel required during labour and delivery.
Unexplained stillbirth Pre-pregnancy obesity is the most prevalent risk factor for unexplained stillbirth In a recent Scandinavian study, these differences were less pronounced Reasons for the increased risk may include that fetal movements are not recognized, that hyperlipidaemia limits placental blood flow and that sleep apnoea could be associated with fetal hypoxia Pre-conceptional care and audits of perinatal deaths are steps towards reducing stillbirth rate in high-income countries IIC Hypertension An appropriate size of arm cuff should be used for blood pressure measurements during all antenatal consultations.
The cuff size used should be documented in the medical records II-B A retrospective study compared 79 women stratified by maternal pre-pregnancy weight between 55 and 75 kg, women between 90 and kg moderate obesity and women of more than kg severe obesity.
The risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension rose significantly in moderate obesity: One in every 10 moderately obese and in every 7 severely obese women had serious complications II-2 Gestational diabetes Maternal obesity is known to be an important risk factor for gestational diabetes GDM with a number of large cohort studies reporting a three-fold increased risk compared to women with a healthy weight Malformations and ultrasound The ability to evaluate fetal structures is largely dependent on maternal size.
Obstetric care providers consider the BMI when arranging for fetal anatomic assessment, since there is a two-fold increase in the rate of NTD in children of mothers with a high BMI 5354 and an increased rate of cardiac malformations, abdominal wall defects, cleft lips and cleft palates The birth rate for teenagers 15–19 years is rising for the first time since The adolescent birth rate had been dropping steadily since a high of births per 1, in to a .
Learn about the impact being overweight has on your pregnancy and talk to your provider about how to stay healthy. Being overweight during pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have pregnancy complications.
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Retinopathy. Women with type 1 (24,25) and type 2 diabetes should ideally have ophthalmological assessments before conception, during the first trimester, as needed during pregnancy, and within the first year postpartum (27,28).The risk of progression of retinopathy is increased with poor glycemic control during pregnancy, and progression may occur for up to 1 year postpartum (25,27).
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For women, the risk of gynaecological complications, like endometrial cancer, infertility, menstrual disturbances and ovulation disorders, increase if the woman is obese. There are many significant risk factors during pregnancy that are affected by obesity.