Proportion of obese pregnant women ‘has doubled’ in decade

The proportion of pregnant women with obesity has doubled over the past decade, from around 22% in 2010 to 44% in 2018, according to Scottish researchers.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Does it make sense, medically or ethically, when fertility clinics refuse to treat prospective mothers they consider too large?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Weight Infertility Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Obesity Fertility Drugs Source Type: news
Clinical practice guidelines recommend women avoid pregnancy immediately after bariatric surgery, highlighting the need for effective contraception. However, women with a history of malabsorptive bariatric procedures should generally not use oral contraceptives, as these procedures may decrease contraceptive effectiveness.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
Conclusions:Modeling neck circumference while allowing for differences by Mallampati class showed a nearly threefold increase in the risk of SDB with increasing neck circumference in women with Mallampati class 1. Other potential sites of airway obstruction need to be investigated in future research.Citation:Bourjeily G, Chambers A, Salameh M, Bublitz MH, Kaur A, Coppa A, Risica P, Lambert-Messerlian G. Anthropometric measures and prediction of maternal sleep-disordered breathing.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(6):849–856.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Obesity Complicating Childbirth;   Obesity;   Labor Onset and Length Abnormalities;   Pregnancy, High Risk;   Cesarean Section Complications Interventions:   Procedure: Caesarean section;   Procedure: Induction of Labour Sponsors:   Ottawa Hospital Research Institute;   Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Not yet recruiting
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Meta-analysis of 79 studies found maternal pre-pregnancy obesity was significantly linked to child obesity (OR 3.64, 95% CI 2.68 –4.95; n = 88,872), child overweight/obesity combined (2.69, 2.10–3.46; n =181,800), and child overweight (OR 1.80, 1.25–2.59; n = 53,238).
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Estonian Research Council) About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of the cases when a couple cannot achieve the desired pregnancy. The proportion of overweight men has tripled in parallel with the increase in fertility problems worldwide. The doctoral thesis conducted at the University of Tartu Institute of Clinical Medicine confirmed that central obesity affects fertility parameters negatively. To alleviate their fertility problems, men should pay attention to their lifestyle.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This study evaluated the associations between prenatal acetaminophen exposure and overweight in childhood. METHODS: A total of 30,127 (age 7) and 24,934 (age 11) children in the Danish National Birth Cohort born during 1996 to 2002 were studied. Mothers reported acetaminophen use in telephone interviews conducted during pregnancy, and children's BMI and waist circumference were reported by parents at 7 and 11 years. Differences for BMI z score and waist circumference were estimated, as well as risk ratios for overweight in girls and boys adjusting for indications of use and other confounders. RESULTS: There were ...
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
This study examined associations of neonatal adipocytokines with longitudinal childhood adiposity measures in a prospective cohort of pregnant women and their children. METHODS: Leptin and adiponectin concentrations at delivery and children's BMI z scores between age 4 weeks and 8 years were measured. Differences in BMI z scores and rates of BMI z score change by leptin (n = 257) and adiponectin (n = 271) terciles were estimated. RESULTS: Children in the middle (mean difference: 0.2; 95% CI: -0.1 to 0.4) and highest (0.4; 95% CI: 0.1 to 0.6) leptin terciles had greater BMI z scores tha...
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
Breast-fed milk may nourish a baby ’s microbiome in ways that bottled breast milk can’t.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breastfeeding Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Infant Formulas Parenting Antibiotics Bacteria Milk Digestive Tract Probiotics Women and Girls Microbiology microbiome Diabetes Skin Obesity Azad, Meghan your-feed Source Type: news
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women's pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth.
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