|The risk of babies being born with congenital abnormalities is higher for overweight and obese women, new research has found.
Dr Nicola Heslehurst of the University of Teeside's Centre for Food, Physical Activity and Obesity told delegates at the European Congress on Obesity that a review of 49 studies found there was a significant relationship between weight and a range of risks including caesarean and instrumental deliveries, longer length of hospital stay and neonatal trauma, Pulse Today reports.
She said obese women were at double risk of a caesarean delivery, 2.7 times the risk of a longer hospital stay and had three times the risk of infection.
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