Monday, June 30, 2008

Fast Rising Obesity Rate Is Driving Up The Rate Of Cesarean Sections In Canada, Obese Women Facing Greater Risks During Pregnancy

“Obese women (those with a body mass index greater than 30) tend to both give birth to larger babies and to experience longer labors. Both of these factors contribute to an increased likelihood that a C-section will be necessary. Moreover, Cesareans are more difficult to perform on obese women, and carry increased risks for the mother during pregnancy and childbirth.”

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