- Dec 16, 2019
- 35d 10h 36m
The link between obesity and miscarriage seems fairly clear. But does obesity cause miscarriage or simply contribute to the loss?
From a research perspective, obesity (defined as a body mass index over 30) is associated with as much as a 67 percent increased risk of pregnancy complications, including miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage.
By being fat and unable to put down the fork, fat >30BMI foids manage to increase the chance of them having pregnacy complications by 67%.Many of the studies have involved women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition in which women are more likely to be overweight. Even among this cohort of women, there was a clear association between levels of weight loss and rates of miscarriage.
But Higgs, but BMI >30 is quite fat.
Lets look at BMI of >25
Being overweight or obese increases a pregnant woman's chances of losing a baby that has no chromosomal abnormalities
Overweight women are more likely to miscarry a healthy baby, according to research involving 204 women who had suffered a miscarriage.
"Healthy at any size", when evidence shows that it's now only you that is unhealthy, but your baby too.Of the 153 women with normal body weight (a BMI of less than 25), 36.6% had miscarried foetuses with no chromosome defects – insertions or deletions of DNA. This compared with 52.9% of the 51 overweight women (BMI over 25).