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Caring for Women with Obesity

Killion, Molly M. MS, RN, CNS

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 4 - p 234
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000540
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing

Obesity is a medical condition that requires comprehensive, compassionate, nonjudgmental care to promote the best outcomes. Many clinicians have implicit biases against women who are obese. Our maternity nursing expert, Molly Killion, reviews the most recent committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on this topic.

Molly Killion is the High-Risk Obstetric Program Nurse Coordinator at University of California San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. She can be reached via email at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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