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Obesity Tied to Rising US Maternal Death Rate

While maternal death rates have been falling globally for 15 years, the U.S. maternal mortality rate has continued to rise according to NEWSMAX. "Researchers say the increase in recent years has been driven by heart problems and other chronic medical conditions, like diabetes, which has increased sharply. They added that an increase in obesity — particularly among poor black women, who have much higher rates of maternal mortality than whites — may be contributing to the problem."

STAY SLIM: Avoiding obesity will not only help you, the decisions you make before your baby is born have a significant impact on his or her health for years to come. Far from being a “diet” food, the artificial sweetener aspartame actually increases your risk of obesity. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy also increases your child’s risk of obesity, which in turn increases their risk of significant health conditions throughout their life
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