Low levels of adiponectin before pregnancy were associated with a 5-fold increased risk of gestational diabetes. This risk was 7-fold in obese or overweight women.
The current treatment of mild gestational diabetes mellitus results in fewer cases of preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, and macrosomia but seems to have no effect on neonatal hypoglycemia or future poor metabolic outcomes, concluded a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Women should wait 12 to 18 months after weight-loss surgery before trying to become pregnant, according to an evidence-based literature review.
More than 64% of the adult women in the United States are overweight or obese, and these patients pose special challenges for surgeons. New research examining outcomes and complication rates, particularly in the emerging field of robotic surgery, will allow better management of these patients, and ObGyn.net will be paying special attention to this research at AAGL 2012 in Las Vegas.
Obesity does not impact perioperative outcomes in women undergoing robotic hysterectomy, according to a recent study.
Proper weight management during pregnancy is beneficial to both the mother and the fetus. Overweight women are at an increased risk for gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, preterm birth and intrauterine death.
The Role of Practical Lifestyle Changes
PCOS is a metabolic disorder that affects 5 – 7.5% of all women. It is the number one cause of infertility and if left untreated, can increase risk of endometrial cancer. In addition, women with PCOS are at a greater risk for heart disease and diabetes.
To get enough calcium for growing bones, each day you need to eat foods whose %Daily Value for calcium adds up to 120 percent. Because the amount of calcium in foods can vary, read the food label check the %DV for calcium in what you eat.
In 1935 Drs Stein and Leventhal described 7 women with irregular periods (oligomenorrhea), increased body hair (hirsutism) and obesity, who at the time of surgery were found to have enlarged ovaries with a smooth "pearly white" appearance.