Overweight & Obesity

Pregnancy weight gain recommendations for overweight women

Most expectant mothers have normal, healthy pregnancies and babies, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks being overweight or obese during pregnancy at nearly the same risk level as uncontrolled high ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Smoking in pregnancy 'affects boys' fitness in later life'

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had ...

Overweight & Obesity

Maternal obesity compromises babies' immune system at time of birth

Almost 60 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity is a major public health issue, and has been linked to health problems like heart disease, cancer and hypertension. It can ...

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