Obesity: How dangerous is weight gain between pregnancies?

Sohinee Bhattacharya, Siladitya Bhattacharya

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Babies of women with a high BMI have an increased chance of dying in utero or soon after birth, but how weight gain between pregnancies affects this phenomenon is unclear. Findings in a new study suggest that a BMI rise of ≥4 kg/m2 between pregnancies can amplify the risk of stillbirth and neonatal mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-130
Number of pages3
JournalNature Reviews Endocrinology
Issue number3
Early online date29 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


  • obesity
  • outcomes research
  • pregnancy outcome
  • weight management


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