Overweight & Obesity

Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition

(HealthDay)—Higher maternal prenatal body mass index (BMI) may be associated with poorer offspring brain development, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Network Open.

Complications of pregnancy

Complications of pregnancy are the symptoms and problems that are associated with pregnancy. There are both routine problems and serious, even potentially fatal problems. The routine problems are normal complications, and pose no significant danger to either the woman or the fetus. Serious problems can cause both maternal death and fetal death if untreated.

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