Pregnancy in Women with Obesity

Cara D. Dolin*, Michelle A. Kominiarek

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pregnancy in women with obesity is an important public health problem with short- and long-term implications for maternal and child health. Obesity complicates almost all aspects of pregnancy. Given the growing prevalence of obesity in women, obstetric providers need to understand the risks associated with obesity in pregnancy and the unique aspects of management for women with obesity. Empathic and patient-centered care, along with knowledge, can optimize outcomes for women and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-232
Number of pages16
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Complications
  • Maternal obesity
  • Morbid obesity
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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