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Volume 42, Issue 1
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Expiration date: July 1, 2019

Obesity in Pregnancy: Managing the Risks
Patrick M. Catalano, MD (Moderator)
Dierker-Biscotti Women’s Health and Wellness Professor; Director, Center for Reproductive Health; Professor of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Erica P. Gunderson, PhD, MS, MPH, RD
Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, California

Alan M. Peaceman, MD
Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Explain why obesity in pregnancy is associated with perinatal risk.
2. Describe the benefits of breastfeeding for obese women.
3. Identify weight gain recommendations for overweight and obese women during pregnancy.
4. Describe the limitations of lifestyle interventions in obese women during pregnancy to improve perinatal outcomes.
5. Identify potential management issues that should be addressed for obese women in labor.
6. Identify potential benefits of gastric bypass surgery in obese women planning a pregnancy.


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