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Management of a pregnant woman with morbid obesity 

Management of a pregnant woman with morbid obesity
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Management of a pregnant woman with morbid obesity
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Carolyn Chiswick

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0015
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date: 21 September 2018

As a result of the global obesity epidemic, more women than ever are starting their pregnancy overweight or obese, putting them at greater risk of pregnancy complications. This case describes the course of a pregnancy in a woman with a BMI of 49 kg/m2. As the case progresses, the challenges associated with such pregnancies are highlighted; in particular, maternal risk such as diabetes and pre-eclampsia as well as surgical and anaesthetic complications.

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