Study: Obesity increases risk of C-section delivery

08/12/2010 | Yahoo!

A study of almost 125,000 women who gave birth between 2002 and 2008 found that a one-unit increase in their body mass index was tied to a 4% increased risk for a cesarean section delivery. Morbidly obese women, or those with a BMI over 40, who had given birth via a cesarean section were about twice as likely to have another C-section delivery, the study found.

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