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Robert D’Angelo

and Medge D. Owen

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date: 30 July 2021

Introduction 242

Pathophysiology 243

Pregnancy and Obesity 245

Obstetric Complications 245

Fetal Complications 248

Anesthetic Considerations 248

Analgesia for Labor and Delivery 250

Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery 256

Postpartum Care 262

Summary 263

Obesity is a condition of excess body fat that is reaching epidemic proportions and becoming a worldwide public health problem. Obesity has joined underweight, malnutrition, and infectious diseases as major health problems threatening the developing world. ...

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