Sunday, March 18, 2012

Overweight in pregnancy: Check your BMI

Dr Deepika Tiwari, Gynecologist, Gurgaon 9911821669

Being overweight (BMI > 25) increases the risk of complications for pregnant women and their babies. With increasing BMI, the additional risks become gradually more likely, the risks being much higher for women with a BMI of 40 or above. The higher your BMI, the higher the risks.

Risks include-
Gestational Diabetes
Pre-eclampsia & Hypertension

1 comment:

  1. My weight was 65 kg when I became pregnant. On my recent check up, it was 83 kg, all in a matter of 3months. I have also developed swelling over feet, and my BP was recorded high. Doc, my height is 5'2", what should I do ? What should be my ideal weight gain during pregnancy?


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