Body weight gain after childbirth increases risk of complications while second pregnancy

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Women, who gain overweight after first delivery, are threatened with dangerous complications during following pregnancies, Swedish scientists state


Women, who gain overweight after first delivery, are threatened with
dangerous complications during following pregnancies, Swedish scientists state.
According to them, even little weight gain increases risk of heightened blood
pressure, diabetes and death of fetus significantly.

 

According to scientists, data they received give special concern in
connection with quick expansion of obesity and overweight epidemic all over the
world.

 

 

Research, carried out in Sweden, covers
information of more than 150 thousands of women. According to researchers`
conclusions, even little weight gain, corresponding to increase of body mass
index on 1-2 units, is connected with significant increase of risk of
complications during second pregnancy

Body mass index is calculated through division of weight in kilograms on
squared height in meters. If your weight is normal, your body mass index should
be 18.5-25 units.

 

 
Participants of the research, who gained 1-2 body mass index units
during 2 years after delivery (what can corresponds to weight gain of 3-4 kg),
faced complications while second pregnancy 20-40% more often. The more
significant weight gain they had, the higher a risk of complications was.

 

 
Increase of body mass index on 3 and more units was connected with heightened
risk of fetus`s death. Researchers say results of the investigation prove that
significant increase of risk of complications during pregnancy is connected not
only with overweight and obesity, but also with relatively small weight gain.

 

However, this also means that even small weight loss can increases
chances for normal passing of pregnancy significantly, especially if a future
mother suffers from overweight. 


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