HEALTH CONSEQUENCES FOR MOTHER AND BABY OF SUBSTANTIAL PRE-CONCEPTION WEIGHT LOSS IN OBESE WOMEN

Grant number: 1092805 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Obesity (BMI >30kg/m2) is now very common in women of child-bearing age.There is strong evidence that maternal obesity increases the rate of pregnancy complications, and affects the growth and well-being of the fetus in-utero. This project aims to determine how substantial pre-conception weight loss, achieved using a Very Low Energy Diet (VLED), impacts maternal and neonatal health outcomes.