Morbidities associated with increased BMI in pregnant women.

  • Sarwat Memon Isra University Hyderabad.
Keywords: Birth Outcomes, BMI, Diabetes, Fetal Health, Maternal Health, Obesity


Obesity is the major threat to social and medical wellbeing in Pakistan and worldwide. Increased BMI poses certain risks to mother as well as fetus. The objective of this study is to assess the maternal and fetal morbidities in women presenting with increased BMI during pregnancy. Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study. Setting: Isra University Hospital. Period: 1st June 2017 till Nov 2017. Materials and Methods: 100 Patients with singleton pregnancy were included in this study. Results:                                                                     . Conclusion: It was concluded that there are complex and noteworthy socio- statistic imbalances related to different age groups, parity status and BMI. It was also concluded that increased no of patients are at high risks of maternal and fetal complication rates and require proper access to antenatal care. Facilities and interventions should be provided to improve both maternal and fetal health care and reduce the risks of adverse effects of increased BMI.

Author Biography

Sarwat Memon, Isra University Hyderabad.


Assistant Professor

Obstetrics and Gynaecology