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Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of malformation

In today’s overweight debate, much is talking about the rising figure of obese children in Sweden. What, on the other hand, has not been observed enough is that the overweight problem can start even before the children are born. Now scientists and doctors pay attention to obesity in pregnancy are becoming more common and can lead to both birth defects and birth problems.

Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of malformations. There is a connection between obesity in early pregnancy and spinal cord eruption, heart failure, and palpitations (harmony), at the fetus, says Marie Cedergren.

She tells her that in her studies she has seen a risk increase for maternal injuries among children of obese women. At the same time, she emphasizes that there are still only a few who suffer from, for example, spinal cord fractures. The likelihood of giving birth to a child with spinal cord eruption increases from a fall to a thousand to two cases of a thousand when the mother is fat (BMI over 30).

It is especially in the planning stage of a pregnancy that it is important to keep in mind not to be overweight. When a woman has become pregnant, it is not good to lose weight as it can be difficult for the fetus to get the nutrition it needs.

At the same time, it is important to look into individual cases, what the prospective mother is eating right now and how that food can be changed and optimized. For example, fatty and sweet foods can be reduced in favor of a better balance between protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in the food.

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