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Obesity and Obstetrics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128179215

Obesity and Obstetrics

2nd Edition

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Editors: Tahir Mahmood Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Frank Chervenak
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179215
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th June 2020
Page Count: 372
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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


Section 1 Factors contributing to the development of Obesity

1. Worldwide Epidemic of Obesity

Rohana Haththotuwa, Mandika Wijeyaratne and Upul Senarath

2. Social, Ethnic and Environmental Determinants of Obesity

Adi Katz

3. Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity

Charles Savona-Ventura and Tahir Mahmood

4. The Psychological Basis of Obesity

Alexander Mario Baldacchino and Zsolt Demetrovics

Section 2 Planning for Pregnancy in Obese Women

5. Preconception and Antepartum Care in Overweight and Obese Women

Amos Grunebaum

6. Management of pregnancy in women with history of weight loss surgery

Leonie Penna

7. Ultrasound Scanning in Early Pregnancy and Fetal Abnormality Screening in Obese Women

Asma Khalil

8. Challenges of Third Trimester Screening in Obese Women

Moti Gulersen and Frank Chervernak

9. An Overview of Complications in Pregnancy in Obese Women

Tahir Mahmood

10. Obesity and Adolescent Pregnancy

Matthews Mathai

11. Algorithmic approach to antenatal care for women with obesity

Dan Farine and Cynthia Maxwell

12. Prenatal Care for Post-bariatric Women

Natalie B. Meirowitz, Ruchira Sharma and Andrew Crane Rausch

13. Obesity, Hypertension and Pre-Eclampsia

Fiona Broughton-Pipkin and Pamela Loughna

14. Obesity and Venous Thromboembolism and Management Plan

Andrew John Thomson

Section 3 Obesity and Hyperglycemia of Pregnancy

15. Pregnancy and Metabolic Syndrome of Pregnancy - implications for care during pregnancy

Shahzya Huda and Scott Nelson

16. Maternal Obesity and Developmental Priming of Risk of Later Disease

Ronald Ching Wan Ma, Mark A. Hanson and Peter Gluckman

17. Universal Screening for Gestational Diabetes

Tahir Mahmood and Anil Kapur

18. Metformin use in gestational diabetes

Ian Campbell

19. Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus to Optimize Outcomes

Moshe Hod, Yoel Toledano and Eran Hadar

20. Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Placental Dysfunction – Fetal Growth

Justin Konje

Section 4 Management of Labor

21. Obesity, Prolonged Pregnancy and Induction of Labor

Fiona Denison

22. Intrapartum Care for Obese and Morbidly Obese Women

Boon H. Lim and Lindsay Edwards

23. Anaesthetic Issues During Labor in Obese Women

Alistair Lee

24. Obesity and Placental Pathology

Margaret J. Evans

25. Maternal Obesity and the risk of Stillbirth

Mairead Black and Lisa Scott

26. Dificult Caesarean Section in Morbidly Obese Women

Vincenzo Berghella and Rebekah McCurdy

27. Managing Sepsis in Pregnant Obese Women

Patrick Chien and Katrine Orr

28. Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Obese Women

Leroy Edozien

Section 5 Interventions to Improve Care of Women During Pregnancy

29. Addressing Eating Behavior and Lifestyle Issues to Develop Prevention Strategies

Annie S. Anderson and Nicola Heslehurst

30. Anti-Obesity Drugs for Obese Women Planning Pregnancy

Hang Wun Raymond Li and Pak Chung Ho

31. Weight Reducing Surgery for Women Planning Pregnancy: Where are we now?

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

Timothy Draycott, Tahir Mahmood and Hajeb Kamali

34. Obese Women and Quality of Life

Ellinor Olander


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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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