Maternal obesity may raise risk of fetal, infant death, study finds

04/5/2011 | HealthDay News

Women who were obese in early pregnancy were twice as likely to experience fetal death or to have a baby who died in the first year of life compared with normal-weight women, a British study in the journal Human Reproduction found. Study co-author Judith Rankin said multiple factors might explain why maternal obesity is linked to fetal and infant death, but "we don't yet know the full story."

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