Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy

  • Per Glud Ovesen
  • Dorte Møller Jensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel
    Pages 9-30
  3. Dorte M. Jensen, Per Glud Ovesen, Patrick Catalano
    Pages 31-42
  4. Jenny Myers, Michael Maresh
    Pages 43-62
  5. Bente Klarlund Pedersen
    Pages 63-74
  6. Montserrat Balsells, Apolonia García-Patterson, Rosa Corcoy
    Pages 75-97
  7. Michael Conall Dennedy, Fidelma Dunne
    Pages 99-117
  8. Christina Anne Vinter
    Pages 119-131
  9. Thomas Harder, Joachim W. Dudenhausen, Andreas Plagemann
    Pages 133-154
  10. Ute M. Schaefer-Graf
    Pages 155-175
  11. Kinneret Tenenbaum-Gavish, Moshe Hod
    Pages 177-190
  12. Polly Weston, Jo Crofts, Tim Draycott
    Pages 191-207
  13. Ellen Aagaard Nohr
    Pages 209-230
  14. Ulla Bang, H. Soren Helbo-Hansen
    Pages 231-245
  15. Bartolomé Bonet
    Pages 247-254
  16. Harold David McIntyre, Lynn P. Lowe, Alan R. Dyer, Boyd E. Metzger
    Pages 271-281
  17. Tessa Crume, Dana Dabelea
    Pages 283-300
  18. Isabelle Guelinckx, Roland Devlieger, Greet Vansant
    Pages 301-316
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


A dramatic and worldwide increase is occurring in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in women of childbearing age. Obese women carry a significant excess risk of complications during pregnancy, including infertility, spontaneous abortion, congenital malformations, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal macrosomia, and cesarean delivery. Furthermore, maternal obesity predisposes to obesity in the offspring, indicating that the prevention of childhood obesity should already start during pregnancy.


This book provides a timely update on the latest knowledge on maternal obesity and pregnancy. A very wide range of issues are covered, including macrosomia and associated shoulder dystocia; the risk of miscarriage, malformations, and complications of pregnancy; the impact of hyperglycemia; clinical management; consequences for anesthesia and ultrasound; impacts on breastfeeding, fertility, and childhood obesity; and pregnancy following gastric surgery.  All of the authors are recognized experts in their fields, and the book has been designed to meet the practical needs of obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, and general practitioners.


Diabetes Fertility Macrosomia Obesity Pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • Per Glud Ovesen
    • 1
  • Dorte Møller Jensen
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyAarhus University Hospital, SkejbyAarhus NDenmark
  2. 2., Department of EndocrinologyOdense University HospitalOdense CDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25022-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25023-1
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