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Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e318197bf1b
Feature Article

Obesity as a Complication of Pregnancy and Labor

Kriebs, Jan M. CNM, MSN, FACNM

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Abstract

Over the last 40 years, there have been significant increases in the rates of overweight and obesity in childbearing women. There has been a parallel increase in the rates of pregnancy complications including hypertension, diabetes, fetal macrosomia, and complications of delivery. Caregivers can focus on appropriate interventions during pregnancy and childbirth to improve outcomes and prevent harm.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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