Maternal obesity rising7th December 2010
According to research published by the Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries over 5% of pregnant women in the UK are "dangerously overweight".
The level of more than 5% equates to around 38,000 women who have a body mass index which is more than 35. The research warned females that being obese can have a serious impact on the health of a foetus. Pregnant women who are classed as obese have double the danger of giving birth to a stillborn baby and have an increased risk of blood clots and high blood pressure.
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Title: Maternal obesity rising
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 16935
Date Added: 7th Dec 2010