Mom's Obesity Tied to Baby's Heart Defects

Women who are overweight during pregnancy may be putting their unborn children at risk of congenital heart defects, new government research shows. Compared with women of normal weight at the beginning of pregnancy, overweight mothers had an 18 percent increased risk of giving birth to a child with certain heart defects, while the most severely obese had a 30 percent increased risk, according to Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, of the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.