What is Obesity?
Obesity is a condition in which excess fat is accumulated in the body.
Whether or not a person is obese is decided by his/her BMI (Body Mass Index) which is measured by taking an account of person’s height and weight. BMI more than 25 is considered as Overweight.
Obesity is very frequently seen complain in women of reproductive age. It is associated with high risk for such diseases- cancer and diabetes.
Complications of Obesity during Pregnancy
Obesity can affect before (antepartum) during (intrapartum) and even after pregnancy (post-partum).
- Recurrent or spontaneous abortion
- Genetic anomalies
- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
- Pre eclampsia
- Venous thrombosis
- Failed attempts of labour
- Post-partum weight retention
- Early termination of breast feeding
Screening for DM, Thyroid function, Rule out PCOS
What can be done to reduce risk in obese pregnant female?
- Consult your doctor
- Pregnancy can be good start for healthy life style as women are more cautious for health of baby.
- Take prenatal supplements and reduce funk food
- Ask your gynaecologist for trimester wise doable exercise
- Keep yourself active during pregnancy.