Obesity before pregnancy linked to heart defects for babies

10/5/2009 | Drug Store News

CDC researchers found that women who were obese or overweight before their pregnancies were about 18% more likely to give birth to babies with certain heart defects. "This provides another reason for women to maintain a healthy weight. In addition to the impact on a woman's own health and the known pregnancy complications associated with maternal obesity, the baby's health could be at risk," said the primary study author.

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