Obesity, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes

Nicole Marshall, Catherine Y. Spong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Obesity is an increasingly common complication of pregnancy with over half of all women in the United States starting pregnancy overweight or obese. Obese women face unique physiological changes during pregnancy, and these women and their neonates are at increased risk for perinatal morbidity and mortality. In this review, we discuss physiological alterations in obese pregnant women and examine obesity-related antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications along with management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-471
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Pregnancy Complications
Obesity
Parturition
Pregnancy
Perinatal Mortality
Postpartum Period
Pregnant Women
Newborn Infant
Morbidity

Keywords

  • complications
  • morbidity
  • mortality
  • obesity
  • perinatal
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

Cite this

Obesity, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes. / Marshall, Nicole; Spong, Catherine Y.

In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2012, p. 465-471.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marshall, Nicole ; Spong, Catherine Y. / Obesity, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes. In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 465-471.
@article{0903b1c02c3e422eb9bd97458014f981,
title = "Obesity, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes",
abstract = "Obesity is an increasingly common complication of pregnancy with over half of all women in the United States starting pregnancy overweight or obese. Obese women face unique physiological changes during pregnancy, and these women and their neonates are at increased risk for perinatal morbidity and mortality. In this review, we discuss physiological alterations in obese pregnant women and examine obesity-related antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications along with management options.",
keywords = "complications, morbidity, mortality, obesity, perinatal, pregnancy",
author = "Nicole Marshall and Spong, {Catherine Y.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1055/s-0032-1328874",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "30",
pages = "465--471",
journal = "Seminars in Reproductive Medicine",
issn = "1526-8004",
publisher = "Thieme Medical Publishers",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Obesity, pregnancy complications, and birth outcomes

AU - Marshall, Nicole

AU - Spong, Catherine Y.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Obesity is an increasingly common complication of pregnancy with over half of all women in the United States starting pregnancy overweight or obese. Obese women face unique physiological changes during pregnancy, and these women and their neonates are at increased risk for perinatal morbidity and mortality. In this review, we discuss physiological alterations in obese pregnant women and examine obesity-related antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications along with management options.

AB - Obesity is an increasingly common complication of pregnancy with over half of all women in the United States starting pregnancy overweight or obese. Obese women face unique physiological changes during pregnancy, and these women and their neonates are at increased risk for perinatal morbidity and mortality. In this review, we discuss physiological alterations in obese pregnant women and examine obesity-related antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications along with management options.

KW - complications

KW - morbidity

KW - mortality

KW - obesity

KW - perinatal

KW - pregnancy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84867491723&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84867491723&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1055/s-0032-1328874

DO - 10.1055/s-0032-1328874

M3 - Article

VL - 30

SP - 465

EP - 471

JO - Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

JF - Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

SN - 1526-8004

IS - 6

ER -