Pregnancy In Obese Women?

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afternoon… I want to ask. Is it true that pregnant with an obese woman will have a risk for the birth of her baby. My weight is 102kg and I’m 23 years old, is there a risk or not. Actually, I want to have more children. But after I saw on google a lot of articles that scared me. I want to ask for tips and explanations, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Beben, thanks for your question

Obesity is a body mass index (BMI) that is more than 25 kg/m2. BMI is calculated by dividing body weight (in kilograms) by height squared (in square meters). However, it should be noted that this BMI calculation does not apply if you are already pregnant.

Some literature does not recommend that women undergo pregnancy with obesity. This is related to the increase in adverse effects for mothers and babies. Here are some of the risks that can arise:

for the mother: infection during pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) poisoning in pregnancy (preeclampsia to eclampsia) during pregnancy tend to take longer to give birth by caesarean section in early pregnancy the risk of miscarriage, while nearing the end of pregnancy the risk of the baby being born in an inanimate state (stillbirth) for infants: birth defects, weight greater than during pregnancy, even more than 4 kg (macrosomia) obesity during childhood and metabolic diseases (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease) in adulthood What a It's best if you lose weight before getting pregnant. However, if you are currently pregnant, there is no need to panic. Not all pregnant women with obesity will experience the various conditions that I have described above. The following recommendations for pregnant women with obesity:

regularly check with your obstetrician, follow the various recommendations given by the doctor, always eat healthy foods, avoid smoking and alcohol, exercise regularly, such as taking a pregnancy exercise class, weight gain during pregnancy should not exceed 5-9 kg. Hopefully this information is useful.

dr. Lili

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