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Obesity 

Obesity
Chapter:
Obesity
Author(s):

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754787.003.0011
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date: 18 October 2019

A definition of obesity and a discussion of the UK rates open this chapter. Risks to the mother and fetus are listed and the latest recommendations for care pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, during labour, and during the postnatal period are given.

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