7. Abnormal Fetal Growth Related to Maternal Obesity

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. Hugh M. Ehrenberg MD

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch7

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

Ehrenberg, H. M. (2011) Abnormal Fetal Growth Related to Maternal Obesity, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch7

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. Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, 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:

  • abnormal fetal growth - and maternal obesity;
  • obesity, its effects in pregnancy - complications, in course of prenatal care;
  • maternal obesity and fetal overgrowth relationship;
  • multiple factors, influencing - fetal growth and fetal body composition rates;
  • maternal nutrition, in determining growth velocity - and body composition of fetus;
  • maternal anthropometric variables - factors relating to fetal growth;
  • maternal age and parity - positive correlation with birthweight;
  • maternal obesity versus diabetes - obesity and diabetes, impact on fetal growth;
  • maternal obesity - increasing risk for excessive fetal growth;
  • role of maternal behavior - weight control or glucose control, effect on size or body composition of newborn

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Factors Associated with Fetal Growth

  • The contribution of adipose tissue

  • Maternal obesity versus diabetes

  • Effects on the offspring

  • The role of maternal behavior

  • Conclusions

  • References