Babies born to obese mums face more complications

Obesity may be as important as hypertension and diabetes as a factor influencing birth outcomes

Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to face complications as newborns, even if the mother doesn't have hypertension or diabetes, a new study suggests.

Obesity may be as important as hypertension and diabetes as a modifiable risk factor to improve birth outcomes, the study authors write in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.