Effect of Obesity in Pregnancy



Obesity is growing more and more common in the US and has many associated health risks. But what happens to women who have greater than normal Body Mass Index (BMI) during pregnancy, a time where additional weight gain is expected? Are there additional health risks posed?In this show, Dr. Adrian Queseda and Dr. Matthew K. Hoffman discuss the association between obesity during pregnancy and the increased use of health care, based on the article of the same name, published in April, 2008 in the New England Journal of Medicine (S. Chu et al, N Engl J Med 358;14, www.NEJM.org). Click here to listen or download Obesity in Pregnancy