First Published Mar 4, 2023, 1:05 PM IST
World Obesity Day: According to the World Health Organization, approximately 800 million people worldwide are obese. But obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, some types of cancer, and mental health problems. Especially obese people have to face many problems during pregnancy. That’s why experts advise not to gain weight.
Obesity and complications related to pregnancy
A high BMI during pregnancy is not at all good for your health and the health of your baby. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight, and a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy and safe. If you are obese you may face many problems from conception to delivery. That is..
Obese people are at risk of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. This type of diabetes greatly increases the blood sugar levels of the mother and baby. It can lead to complications like macrosomia, premature birth, respiratory diseases.
Obesity also increases the risk of developing pre-eclampsia, which causes high blood pressure and high protein levels in the urine during pregnancy. It causes many dangerous problems for mother and child along with premature birth and low birth weight.
Obesity increases the risk of cesarean delivery. Due to this, mothers cannot recover quickly. The risk of infection is also high. Increases the risk of complications during subsequent pregnancies.
Experts say obesity is associated with increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and recurrent miscarriage. This leads to mental and physical problems for mothers. Obesity and high blood pressure increase the risk of pregnancy.
Obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects including neural tube defects, heart defects. It affects the height, weight and health status of the child. So is your body healthy before pregnancy? or not Know first. Then plan for pregnancy.
Last Updated Mar 4, 2023, 1:05 PM IST