Metabolic Syndrome in Children

Some people contend that a lot of the disease and conditions that people think of as hereditary actually have nothing to do with your genes, and everything to do with how you were carried and raised. ... read more »

Can Overweight Women Have Healthy Pregnancies?

There are tons of studies and articles about the negative impact of excess weight on pregnancy, but with a large portion of the population living overweight or obese, there are bound to be tons of women out there who have successful, healthy pregnancies. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Obesity: Does Weight Affect Breastfeeding?

According to researchers from the Department of Nutrition at the Gilling School of Global Public Health, obese women simply don't attempt to start breastfeeding as often as normal weight women - but why? ... read more »

How Pre-Pregnancy Weight Affects Stillbirth Risk

Maternal obesity more than doubles the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death. ... read more »

How long does it take to get pregnant?

This article will tell you how long it takes to get pregnant and what the odds of getting pregnant are. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Weight Changes During Pregnancy

There are general guidelines for proper weight gain during pregnancy and these are used for more than just guiding mom during her prenatal visits. ... read more »

Obese Couples and Infertility

Couples have a high risk of being subfecund and infertile if they are both obese and overweight. ... read more »

Epidural Just as Effective on Overweight Women

If you're obese during your pregnancy, you're probably well aware of all the potential and added complications. During your baby's development, there are risks associated with the size and growth rate of the fetus at every stage. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Gastric Bypass Surgery

There is a whole new generation of women facing new issues regarding pregnancy. These women have all undergone gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight. ... read more »

Improving Fertility with Fat? Some Fat May Be Good For You

Should you diet and eat a low-fat diet when you want to get pregnant? Hold on: Some fat is good for you. ... read more »

Overweight Men Are Less Fertile

Men with excess body weight are at increased risk of infertility. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Management of PCOS

Among PCOS patients who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most physiologic method of inducing ovulation. ... read more »

May 2009: New Guidelines for Weight Gain in Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released a report recommending new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. The report updates previous guidelines. ... read more »

Healthy Exercise and Supplementation

Moving and exercising during pregnancy is a great way to keep away many aches, pains and bouts of swelling. In addition to exercise, mom needs to understand how supplementation changes during pregnanc ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

According to a study published n the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, women with gestational diabetes could have up to a 75% chance of developing obstructive sleep apnea. ... read more »

Induced Labor is More Difficult for Overweight Women

For many women, after nine long months of waiting, their due date comes and goes with no sign of baby. A few days beyond the due date is not a big deal, but if more than two weeks go by, your health care provider might suggest you induce labor. ... read more »

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