Expecting mums are often advised to take adequate food so that fetus in the womb can grow. However, in regions of sub-Saharan Africa, it has been found that expecting women are overweight. Over the time, obesity has become one of the graver issues among the developed and developing countries.
Although adequate steps are being taken by the authorities to keep obesity at control, genetic disorders are contributing its growth. It has come to light that in Switzerland, about 27% of the expecting mums are struggling with obesity.
Besides, Nigeria has 17% of expecting mum obese. Obesity during pregnancy can bring lots of risk to the life of fetus and for the mum. Jenny Cresswell from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine informed that survival rate of children falls significantly in obese pregnancies.
During an interview, Cresswell said that the data to claim the risks involved in the pregnancy of obese women can be gauged as the data is inadequate. He was reported saying, “…The biggest limitation in the data was that height and weight were recorded at one point in time, after a woman’s pregnancy, whereas ideally we would measure then before or early in her pregnancy”.