Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

( CNN) Risks of major congenital malformation increased in step with the gravity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study produced Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal acquisition.

Based on these results, wives should be encouraged to adopt a health lifestyle and be at a ordinary form weight before understanding, mentioned researchers is presided over by Martina Persson, a researcher in the clinical epidemiology section at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The study’s feels are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge, ” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese babies.