Tackling maternal obesity: suggestions for midwives

Richens, Yana
January 2008
British Journal of Midwifery;Jan2008, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
Maternal obesity is the largest future challenge facing maternity services. Currently there is no national guideline on how midwives should care for this group of women. Those involved with the care of women must start to address this issue. This article highlights some of the complications and risks to mothers and babies and provides suggestions for care based on the current evidence.


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