A Major Concern: Pregnancy and Obesity

A recent found obese women have a higher risk of fetal death, stillbirth and infant death. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reviewed medical literature and found the babies of women with a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) before or during pregnancy were most at risk.

Sue Groth, associate professor of nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, visited News 8 First at 4 to discuss this issue. Click on the video above to watch Groth, a nurse scientists who is an expert in pregnancy-related obesity, offer help for overweight women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.

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