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Overweight and being obese on the baby and pregnant mother

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Overweight and being obese on the baby and pregnant mother

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Overweight and being obese on the baby and pregnant mother

  1. 1. Overweight and being obese on the baby and pregnant mother Lydia, Emily and Brogan.
  2. 2. Overweight and obese on Pregnant mother Being obese and pregnant brings many risks on being pregnant as it brings many complications, including; - Gestational diabetes - Preeclampsia (high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, often in the kidneys) - Infection - Overdue pregnancy - Labour problems
  3. 3. Effects on the baby when mother is overweight Being overweight raises the chance that your pregnancy goes past the due date, this makes it more likely that the labour will be induced. Other effects include; - Birth defects - Large baby - Stillbirth - Preterm birth (the baby may not be fully developed)
  4. 4. Overweight and obesity on non-pregnant woman Being obese causes many problems including; - Coronary heart disease - High blood pressure - Strokes - Type 2 diabetes - Come cancers - Fertility problems

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