July 12, 2012

Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study

THURSDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) — Obese women who become pregnant may give birth to babies with low levels of iron, a new study reveals. The […]
May 23, 2012

Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — Being overweight or obese before and during pregnancy is the most reliable predictor of a woman’s risk of giving birth […]
April 17, 2012

Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who are overweight and have slightly elevated blood-sugar levels are at increased risk for pregnancy complications, a new […]
April 9, 2012

Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) — Children born to obese or very overweight mothers are at higher risk of having autism or developmental delays, new research […]
May 2, 2011

Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections

MONDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) — Obese pregnant women may have a harder time fighting off infections than leaner women do, new research suggests. Researchers tested […]
April 19, 2011

Pregnancies For Plus Sizes

Although many health officials strongly advocate plus size women losing weight before their pregnancies, statistics show that one in three pregnant women have crossed the line […]
February 12, 2011

Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Current U.S. guidelines may overestimate the amount of weight that severely obese women need to gain during pregnancy, according to […]