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How The Obesity Epidemic Affects Pregnant Women

I came across an interesting piece in the Washington Post about an rarely discussed but important subgroup of this country's obesity epidemic: Obese pregnant women. Of the 6 million women in this country who are pregnant at a given time, about half of them are either overweight or obese. Their obesity puts them at a higher risk for preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and cesarean sections. Even worse, their offspring are more likely to be obese themselves as well as being born...

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