The Link Between Obesity and Pregnancy Complications
The Mommy Docs' answer to this question is an unfortunate, yet definite, yes. Losing weight is hard, but getting to a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.
The consequences of obesity in non-pregnant women are well-known—diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, joint problems and liver and gallbladder disease.
And now the health risks of obesity during pregnancy are clear as well.
How being overweight or obese puts your pregnancy—and your life—at risk.