Obesity in Pregnancy
Pregnant women of varying BMIs (Body Mass Index) are at risk for morbidities associated with pregnancy, worse birth outcomes and long-term effects throughout the reproductive cycle of their lives. Obesity in the United States has increased 69% from 1993-2003.
Definitions of Obesity by BMI Index:
Underweight: BMI < 18.5
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