Obesity is a growing health concern among women across the world. When a woman is overweight she faces various health challenges. Studies have revealed that a woman with a higher body mass index over 30 face infertility problem. At time of pregnancy too your doctor will always advise you to keep a check on the weight or to reduce the weight.
Menstruation cycle is irregular in among obese women, which goes hand in hand with irregular ovulation. Further this reduces the chances to conceive a child when a woman ovulates erratically. A weighty body female suffers not only with infertility, but also diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, this happens frequently when there is irregular ovulation and menstrual cycles. They might even suffer with diabetes and hyperinsulinemia. Additionally, when these problems happen, it's unlikely that in-vitro fertilization will be successful in such cases. Fertility may be severely diminished by obesity
According to the doctors view irregular ovulation have more immature eggs; they will also experience a higher rate of tubal pregnancies. Tubal pregnancies occur in the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus and are not possible since the fetus can't develop properly outside of the uterus. Tubal pregnancy results to high rate of miscarriage.
We see lot of problems during delivery and less cases of normal delivery occur among heavy weight women. High blood pressure during pregnancy, which is very dangerous, in addition to all of these risks, stillbirth has been found to happen more often in women who have a body mass index over 35.
Birth complications are seen to children born to obese mothers. This is due to the infant's shoulder becoming stuck in the mother's pelvis. Unfortunately, women who are already overweight prior to pregnancy are more likely to gain excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy. More than 80 percent of obese women will gain too much weight, defined as weight exceeding 40 pounds or more, during their pregnancy. Maternal mortality during labor and delivery increases among obese women. The cesarean rates are often higher because labor fails to progress in a timely fashion.
Not only obese women face problems in pregnancy, but also the babies born to mothers that are overweight might also experience a number of health problems. Those most often cited by studies include an increased risk of congenital heart defects and a greater risk of neural tube defects.
The best thing you can do for yourself and the health of your unborn child is maintain a healthy weight prior to becoming pregnant. If you are overweight, work with your healthcare provider or a nutritionist to come up with a sound dietary regimen that will ensure that you gain an appropriate amount of weight for maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Adopting healthy habits during your pregnancy often results in a meaningful direction to your life.