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Obesity can impact on a womanís desire to successfully achieve a healthy pregnancy. With the increasing incidence of obesity, motherís to be need to be pre-warned of their health risks and the risk of the fetus. Excess weight increases the risk of gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, spina bifida in the baby and labor complications, often requiring caesarean section. C sections themselves carry a higher risk of causing hemorrhage and infection. However, dieting during pregnancy can also provide adverse health issues. Yet meals with a large component of fresh fruit and vegetables offer the best nutritional support for both mother and child.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Associated Press
About: Miscarriage influenced by excess weight
Date: 23 September 2005
Source: The Associated Press
Author: Lauran Neergaard
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