6. The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Fetal and Neonatal Outcomes

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. Donald J. Dudley MD

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch6

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

Dudley, D. J. (2011) The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Fetal and Neonatal Outcomes, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch6

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, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA

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:

  • maternal obesity impact - on fetal and neonatal outcomes;
  • obesity in general, and adverse health consequences;
  • impact of maternal obesity - on fetal and neonatal outcomes;
  • pathophysiological causes, of miscarriage in the obese - prone to metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome;
  • standard therapy for prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss - the same in women with obesity;
  • maternal obesity, increased risk for variety of fetal structural anomalies;
  • stillbirth, a risk in obese women - increasing with maternal weight;
  • compounding risk factors, for stillbirth in obese women - maternal race and ethnicity;
  • adverse pregnancy outcomes, maternal obesity - and increased neonatal mortality;
  • adverse pregnancy outcome prevention in obese women - a multidisciplinary team approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Spontaneous a bortion

  • Fetal a nomalies

  • Stillbirth

  • Pre-eclampsia

  • Preterm labor and birth

  • Neonatal mortality

  • Preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes

  • Conclusions

  • Summary

  • References