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Obesity increases risk of complications during pregnancy

Rising obesity levels is causing mounting concern for more than the obvious reason. Obese women face a 50% greater risk of death during pregnancy and are more likely to develop diabetes, hypertension and pre-eclampsia. Miscarriages may also be more prevalent amongst pregnant women. 1 in 5 women are at risk of pregnancy complications related to pregnancy.

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About: Obesity increases risk of complications during pregnancy

Date: 24 December 2004

Source: Online Sun


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