FOR ALL YOU FUTURE MOMS (AND DADS, AND GRANDPARENTS)…

Obesity in pregnancy is causing more and more problems for mom and kids.  From the NY Times:

About one in five women are obese when they become pregnant… (a 5-foot-5 woman weighing 180 pounds)…  obesitymight be contributing to record-high rates of Caesarean sections and leading to more birth defects and deaths for mothers and babies….

Obese women are also more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, anesthesia complications, hemorrhage, blood clots and strokes during pregnancy and childbirth, data shows.

Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times. Patricia Garcia in a Brooklyn hospital with her son, Josiah, who was born 11 weeks premature.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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