‘Obesity in first-time mothers linked to premature baby and pre-eclampsia risk’

Just read this article at The Nursing Times online that was published today  

Researchers have discovered that obesity in women giving birth for the 1st time can increase the risk of pre-eclampsia & low birth weight or premature babies, compared to the average poopulation

Pre-eclampsia is also a greater risk among women in their first pregnancy with a BMI over 30.

Read the full article here


The study was funded by the baby charity Tommy’s, the Wellcome Trust and the Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.