Imran Abbas, Ashhad Munnaf, Aamir Ali, Irfan Abbas, Sabreena Hafeez
Background: Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle bone or water as well as from having too much fat. Objective: To compare obstetrics and prenatal complications among obese and normal. Material & Methods: Comparative cross-sectional study. Study population was divided into three groups on the basis of BMI i.e. underweight, normal, and obese in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Results: Of 100 cases, 69% had normal BMI, 28% were overweight and 3% were underweight at first antenatal visits. Among the obstetric complications 27.5% had cesarean section, 22.5% had hypertension, 18% had gestational diabetes, 13.5% had preeclampsia, 9.6% had infections, 4.5% had hemorrhage, 2.8% had dystocia and 1.7% had perineal trauma (Table 1). Among the perinatal complications 27.9% had macrosomia, 24.3 had cephalopelvic disproportion, 24.3% had intrauterine growth retardation, and 23.6% had perinatal mortality (Table 2). Conclusion: This study shows a significant increase of wide variety of pregnancy, birth and neonatal complications in obese women as compared to the normal women. Keywords: Obesity, BMI, Malnourished, Obstetrics’, Complications, Pregnancy.