Obesity in Woman Can Lead to Miscarriage

Obesity in Woman Can Lead to Miscarriage

An appalling study has revealed that the babies born by obese woman are at a high risk of dying at an early stage. The study appears in the April issue of the journal Human Reproduction.

The study, conducted at UK's Newcastle University, has revealed that maternal obesity during early pregnancy puts a baby's health at double risk and can lead to death of baby before delivery and up to one year after birth.

About half of expecting women in the US are overweight. It is believed that maternal obesity can increase the risk for gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, surgical delivery, and other complications related to pregnancy.

It has been unveiled by the researcher that if the body mass index or BMI of a woman is higher than 30, then there is a 16 out of 1,000 chance of the baby dying before birth.

The study has found that one of the reasons for the excess deaths was the high prevalence of preeclampsia, which is associated with risky high blood pressure and protein in the urine, in obese pregnant women.

It is not certain whether or not the lifestyle of the woman can be considered as the reason behind their obesity.

As a preventive measure, practitioners are focusing on women with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, and increased BMI.