Obesity and Obstetrics

Obesity and Obstetrics

A Ticking Time Bomb for Reproductive Health

2nd Edition - June 6, 2020

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  • Editors: Tahir Mahmood, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Frank Chervenak
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179222
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179215

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Obesity and Obstetrics, Second Edition, brings together experts to examine the issues and challenges of obesity and obstetrics, also discussing how obesity affects fertility, reproduction and pregnancy. Beginning with the worldwide epidemic of obesity, chapters then go on to review obesity and hyperglycemia of pregnancy, management of labor, interventions to improve care during pregnancy, and long-term impact of maternal obesity.

Key Features

  • Provides an essential reference on the significant risk of complications during pregnancy, including early pregnancy loss, recurrent miscarriage and fetal developmental abnormalities
  • Builds foundational knowledge on how maternal obesity predisposes offspring to obesity, highlighting that the prevention of childhood obesity begins during pregnancy
  • Assembles critically evaluated chapters focused on obesity and obstetrics to meet the practical needs of obstetricians, endocrinologists and general practitioners


Researchers in obesity and fertility; gynecologists, family practitioners

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Section 1: Epidemiology

    1. Worldwide epidemic of obesity
    Rohana N. Haththotuwa, Chandrika N. Wijeyaratne and Upul Senarath

    2. Social, ethnic, and environmental determinants of obesity
    Adi Katz, Sarah Pachtman Shetty and Richard A. Stein

    3. Obesity based on genetic and
    molecular influences
    Charles Savona-Ventura, Adnan Hasan and Tahir Mahmood

    4. The psychological basis of obesity
    Afework Tsegaye, Gyongyi Kokonyei, Alexander Baldacchino, Robert Urban, Zsolt Demetrovics and H.N. Alexander Logemann

    Section 2: Planning for Pregnancy in Obese Women

    5. Preconception and antepartum care in overweight and obese women
    Amos Grunebaum, Joachim Dudenhausen and Frank A. Chervenak

    6. Management of pregnancy in women with history of weight loss surgery
    Matthew Brown and Leonie Penna

    7. Ultrasound scanning in early pregnancy and fetal abnormalitty screening in obese women
    Victoria Mumford and Asma Khalil

    8. Challenges of third-trimester screening in obese women
    Moti Gulersen and Frank A. Chervenak

    9. An overview of complications associated with obesity during pregnancy
    Tahir Mahmood

    10. Obesity and adolescent pregnancy
    Manasi Patil, Hilda Yenuberi and Matthews Mathai

    11. Algorithmic approach to antenatal care for women with obesity
    Shiri Shinar, Dan Farine and Cynthia Maxwell

    12. Antenatal care for postbariatric women
    Natalie Meirowitz, Ruchira Sharma and Andrew C. Rausch

    13. Obesity, hypertension, and preeclampsia
    Fiona Broughton-Pipkin and Pamela Loughna

    14. Obesity and venous thromboembolism and management plan
    Joanne Ellison and Andrew Thomson

    Section 3: Obesity and hyperglycaemiaof pregnancy

    15. Pregnancy and metabolic syndrome of obesity
    Sarah Barr, Scott M. Nelson and Shahzya S. Huda

    16. Maternal obesity and developmental priming of risk of later disease
    Ronald Ching Wan Ma, Peter D. Gluckman and Mark A. Hanson

    17. Universal testing for hyperglycemia in pregnancy
    Anil Kapur and Tahir Mahmood

    18. Metformin use in gestational diabetes
    Ian W. Campbell

    19. Management of gestational diabetes mellitus to optimize outcomes
    Yoel Toledano, Eran Hadar and Moshe Hod

    20. Obesity, insulin resistance, and placental dysfunction—fetal growth
    Mariam Al Beloushi, Anjum Doshani and Justin C. Konje

    Section 4: Management of labour

    21. Induction of labor in obese women
    Andrew P. Brown, Carolyn Chiswick and Fiona C. Denison

    22. Intrapartum care for obese and morbidly obese women
    Lindsay Edwards and Boon H. Lim

    23. Anesthetic issues during labor in obese women
    Alistair Milne and Alistair Lee

    24. Obesity, diabetes, placental pathology, and fetal malformations
    Margaret J. Evans

    25. Maternal obesity and the risk of stillbirth
    Lisa Scott and Mairead Black

    26. Cesarean delivery technique in obese women
    Rebekah Jo McCurdy and Vincenzo Berghella

    27. Sepsis in obese pregnant women
    Ailie Grzybek, Patrick Chien and Katrine Orr

    28. Multimodal framework for reducing obesity-related maternal morbidity and mortality
    Leroy C. Edozien

    Section 5: Interventions to improve care of women during pregnancy

    29. Eating behavior and lifestyle issues in women—implications for obesity development and prevention
    Nicola Heslehurst, Annie S. Anderson and Angela M. Craigie

    30. Antiobesity drugs for obese women planning pregnancy
    Hang Wun Raymond Li, Karen Siu Ling Lam and Pak Chung Ho

    31. Weight-reducing surgery for women planning pregnancy: where are we now?
    Siara Teelucksingh, Lorenzo Gonzales and Surujpal Teelucksingh

    32. Developing standards of care for obese women during pregnancy
    Chu Lim, Tahir Mahmood and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    33. Planning for the future: maternity services in 2035
    Hajeb Kamali, Sophie Moloney-Geany, Tim Draycott and Tahir Mahmood

    34. Maternal obesity and stigma
    Ellinor K. Olander

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: June 6, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179222
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179215

About the Editors

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood
Tahir Mahmood, CBE, MD, FRCPI, FFRSH, MBA, FACOG, FRCPE, FEBCOG, FRCOG Consultant Gynecologist and Clinical Director Women , Children and Clinical Services Directorate , Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK Past Vice-President Standards, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2007-2010); President, European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG, 2014-2017); Past President of Edinburgh Obstetrical Society ( 2012-2014); Past President of the Northern Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Scotland ( 1999-2011), National Lead for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Audit in England and Wales (2010-2015), FIGO Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy Working Group ( 2014-2016); and is currently International UNFPA Consultant for EECA Region, Chair of EBCOG Standards of Care and Position Statements Group, and Life Trustee Lindsay Stewart R&D Foundation of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. In the recent past, he has held honorary senior Clinical Lectureships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee and St. Andrews in Scotland. He has edited 10 manuscripts and has published more than 200 research papers and chapters. He was appointed as Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s honours list (2012) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the 2nd

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, UK

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD, DSc, FRCOG, FRCS, FACOG, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) of St. George’s University, London; Foundation Professor of O&G, University of Nicosia, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London; Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2007-2010); President: International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) 2012-2015; Head, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, St George’s University Hospital, London, UK (1997-2013). National award recipient of Knight Bachelor in the UK and Sri Lanka Ranjana in Sri Lanka for services to Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, London, UK

Frank Chervenak

Frank Chervenak
Frank A. Chervenak, MD, MMM currently serves as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has published 327 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored or co-edited 38 textbooks. Research interests include ultrasound and ethics in obstetrics & gynecology and physician leadership. He has been named a member of The National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Chervenak has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute in Ultrasound and Medicine and the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. He has served as President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, International Fetal Medicine in Surgery Society, the New York Perinatal Society and the New York Academy of Medicine Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the New York Obstetrical Society. Currently, Dr. Chervenak serves as President of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, Vice-president of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, and Co-director of The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medicine and Ultrasound. He has been awarded doctor honoris causae from 11 International Universities. He has been admitted as a fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Great Britain and as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been named an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Pediatrics and a “Knight of Medicine” by the University of Georgia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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