What happens when an obese woman conceives and has a pregnancy? Does obesity affect the pregnancy outcome?

A woman who is obese, in other words, has a BMI of more than 30 has a higher chance of having a miscarriage, otherwise known as abortion when compared to a woman with a normal BMI. The 2nd thing is they are at a higher risk of diabetes during pregnancy which is also known as gestational diabetes. The 3rd is they are associated with more chances of getting hypertension during pregnancy. The 4th aspect is having a larger baby otherwise known as big-baby or macrosomia which leads to a higher chance of caesarian section and during the postpartum period, they take a longer time for their wound to heal and a longer time to recover. So obesity not only affects fertility but also affects pregnancy.

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