Maternale Adipositas: Antenatale Risiken und geburtshilfliche Komplikationen

Translated title of the contribution: Maternal obesity: Antenatal risks and obstetric complications

J. Weichert*, K. Diedrich, D. R. Hartge

*Corresponding author for this work


Overweight and obesity constitute a major health concern for both mothers and their developing children. Despite efforts in health care services the prevalence of maternal obesity is high and rising worldwide. Health care professionals, e.g. obstetric, pediatric and anesthesia personnel are faced with the challenge of surveillance of obese gravida. Due to the lack of current guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy with respect to increased fetomaternal morbidity and mortality, this review aims to discuss relevant obstetric issues caused by a higher maternal body-mass index (BMI).

Translated title of the contributionMaternal obesity: Antenatal risks and obstetric complications
Original languageGerman
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)872-878
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.11.2011


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