Overweight Women Increase Birth Complications


By Alabama News Network

Women with weight issues are at increased risk of depriving their babies of oxygen when giving birth.

That's according to researchers in Sweden and the U.S. who examined more than 1 and a half million births.

They found overweight or obese women had higher Apgar scores.. which measure oxygen levels at birth.

Low oxygen can lead to health issues, including delayed motor skills and speech problems.

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