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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 180-182

Maternal obesity and twin pregnancy: A case report and literature review

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Preeti Galvankar
Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400 056, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9906.141152

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Maternal obesity is defined as obesity during pregnancy. Many obese women, in their child-bearing age, are entering into the pregnancy, not aware of the fact that they are a high-risk pregnancy group. It is very well-documented that a strong link exists between maternal overweight/obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and gestational weight gain and resultant large for gestational age babies. A twin pregnancy adds to the associated maternal co-morbid conditions and fetal morbidity/mortality. The present case study of maternal obesity specified the likely complications of maternal obesity and associated co-morbid conditions like pregnancy-induced hypertension and GDM. A single case study cannot account for the generalized application for population of obese pregnant women at large, but can be corroborated with various studies of maternal obesity from the literature review.

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