Babies’ life at risk with overweight pregnancy
Obesity is a serious health condition irrespective of gender and the age. And when the overweight person is a pregnant, obesity becomes the mother of all health problems during and after pregnancy.
As per the new study conducted by the British scientists, the babies of the obese mothers are at a higher life risk. Scientists from England carried out the study on over 41,000 pregnant women from the year 2003 to 2005.
According to the findings of this study, the babies of the mothers whose BMI is above 30, carries two times higher risk of life than the babies of the mothers who aren’t overweight.
Infant death is a common problem among many countries. However, in this study, the infant/fetal death percentage of the normal weight women was found to be 0.9%, which is about 9 in 1000 women. On the other hand, the infant death rate has jumped up to 1.6% among the women who has a BMI of 30 or above.
Though the researchers couldn’t give a clear explanation about the link between fetal/infant deaths and the obesity, this study findings have clearly showed the negative impact of the obesity on pregnancy.
Research author, Judith Rankin said, “There are likely to be a number of reasons why obesity is associated with fetal and infant death and we don’t yet know the full story.”
Doctors around the globe are suggesting women to maintain a perfect weight before they become pregnant. Overweight during pregnancy can pose serious health risks to both the mother and child.