Obesity prior to pregnancy has been associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorder. Some infants born to women who enter pregnancy obese, are at high risk of becoming overweight during childhood and developing type-2 diabetes in life.
There is a tendency that obese women could give birth to a Large-for-gestational age child because of maternal diabetes.
Weight loss is a contributing factor to reducing risk of Large-for-gestational age in newborns. Nonetheless, there is risk of delivering small-for-gestational age infant outcomes too.
What then is best action to take, because in both ways there are risks and possible unfavorable outcomes.
How severe could the complications of weightloss be on the unborn fetus?
Is there any recent statistic that shows low rate of Health complications on infants from obese mothers?