Dr Atif Ikram, Dr Tahira Batool, Dr Saman Zahoor
The rise in obesity among mothers is a major concern in obstetrics. Maternal obesity can cause both women and fetuses to lose out. During breastfeeding, maternal complications include pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Fetal disorder and congenital defects are at risk. Pregnancy obesity can also affect mother and infant health later in life. The risks for women include heart failure and high blood pressure. The risk for potential obesity and heart disease rests with children. The risk for diabetes is rising for women and their offspring. Gynecologists are well equipped to stop and manage this crisis.