11. Obesity Co-Morbid Conditions in Pregnancy: Diabetes and Hypertension

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. Eran Hadar MD and
  2. Yariv Yogev MD

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch11

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

Hadar, E. and Yogev, Y. (2011) Obesity Co-Morbid Conditions in Pregnancy: Diabetes and Hypertension, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196482

Online ISBN: 9781444391183

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Keywords:

  • obesity co-morbid conditions in pregnancy - diabetes and hypertension;
  • obesity and gestational co-morbid conditions - during pregnancy, associated with obesity;
  • insulin resistance, underlying pathogenesis - of chronic diseases of Western world;
  • obesity, risk factor for metabolic syndrome - weight gain and obesity, inducing glucose intolerance, related to insulin resistance;
  • pathogenesis of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy - gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia and metabolic syndrome;
  • level of maternal obesity and hypertensive complications in pregnancy;
  • obesity impact - on pregnancy outcome;
  • hypertension, most common medical complication of pregnancy;
  • weight loss prior to pregnancy - in obese women, reducing maternal and neonatal complications;
  • obesity in pregnancy, multitude of ante-, intra- and postpartum complications - – hypertension and diabetes, the commonest

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension in the obese gravida: the metabolic syndrome of pregnancy

  • Obesity, gestational diabetes, and metabolic syndrome

  • Gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and the metabolic syndrome

  • Insulin resistance: the underlying common pathological explanation for the association between obesity, diabetes, and hypertension

  • Level of maternal obesity and hypertensive complications in pregnancy

  • Obesity as a risk factor for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy

  • How to improve pregnancy outcome in obese diabetic patients

  • Pre - pregnancy weight loss

  • Controlled gestational weight gain

  • Achieving desired level of glycemic control

  • Summary

  • References