Revista de Gravidez e Medicina Neonatal


The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes: Current Evidence and Future Directions

Gebrie Worku*

Maternal obesity is a major public health issue worldwide, and it is associated with numerous adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and the child. This article provides a comprehensive review of the current evidence on the impact of maternal obesity on pregnancy outcomes and discusses potential future directions for research and intervention. The article highlights the increased risk of gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, preterm birth, stillbirth, and cesarean delivery associated with maternal obesity. Moreover, it explores the potential mechanisms underlying these associations, including metabolic and hormonal disturbances, chronic inflammation, and alterations in placental function