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Care For Pregnant Women Who Are Obese

Published: May 2010

The first book to focus on the effect of the obesity epidemic on the care of pregnant women and their babies, this book covers:

  • Common medical issues for young ladies

  • Nutrition and breastfeeding

  • Surgical and anaesthetic consideration

  • Psychological impacts on obese pregnant women

  • Reviews of current evidence

  • Advice on how healthcare professionals should care for women with a raised body mass

Table of contents

Review of Obesity during Pregnancy

Bariatric Surgery and Care of Pregnant Women

Ultrasonography and the Obese Woman

Antenatal Assessment and Care

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Common Medical Problems in Pregnancy Associated with Obesity

Intrapartum Care of Obese Women

Anaesthetic Management of the Obese Parturient

Potential Problems for the Baby of the Obese Mother

Effective Postnatal Care

Obesity Related Lactation Problems

Psychological Impact of being Overweight/Obese during Pregnancy

Obesity: Lessons Learned from the Confidential Enquiries Into Maternal Deaths Report 2003 -2005

ISBN: 9781856423885
£24.99