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Women who gain excess weight during pregnancy at risk of severe complications
eMediNexus,  18 March 2019
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#Cardiology #Obstetrics and Gynecology #Pathology and Lab Medicine

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Women who gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy i.e. 1–19 lbs above or 20 lbs or more above the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations are at a increased risk of severe maternal morbidity such as eclampsia, heart failure during a procedure, pulmonary edema or acute heart failure, transfusion, and ventilation, according to a study published March 1, 2019 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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