Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Infants from obese mothers have higher mortality risk

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If you're obese and are thinking of becoming pregnant (or already are) a recent report in the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology states that you may have a heightened risk of having your infant die soon after birth.

If your pregnancy is complicated by premature rupture of membranes (PROM) , then the risk rises more.

The reason, according to Danish medical officials, has to do with premature infants that are less protected from many maladies if born to obese mothers.

In other words, ensuring you're not obese when trying to become pregnant would be a wise decision if at all possible. A healthy pregnancy is almost always a good pregnancy.

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