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Obesity in Pregnancy

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  • Andreea A. Creanga, M.D.,
  • Patrick M. Catalano, M.D.,
  • and Brian T. Bateman, M.D.

The authors review the many adverse effects of obesity on pregnancy, including hypertension, diabetes, insulin resistance, subfertility, miscarriage, and congenital abnormalities.

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Author Affiliations

From the Departments of International Health and Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine — both in Baltimore (A.A.C.); the Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine — both in Boston (P.M.C.); and the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA (B.T.B.).

Dr. Creanga can be contacted at or at 615 N. Wolfe St., Rm. E8138, Baltimore, MD 21205.

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