Babies with heart Defects,Blame Mom

Yet another bad effect of obesity as reported by the researchers. It is interesting and warning for obese.
clipped from www.medpagetoday.com

Mom’s Obesity Tied to Heart Defects


By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: October 02, 2009
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and
Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner

Heavy women may be putting their unborn children at risk of congenital heart defects, researchers say.
Compared with women of normal weight at the beginning of pregnancy, overweight mothers had an 18% increased risk of giving birth to a child with certain heart defects, while the most severely obese had a 30% increased risk, according to Sonja Rasmussen, MD, of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

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