Intrapartum Care of the Morbidly Obese Gravida: Ten Guidelines for the Obstetrician


  • Kecia Gaither



Morbid obesity, intrapartum care, morbidity, operative incision, BMI.


Obesity has evolved as a major public health issue worldwide, its effects having a significant impact on obstetrical care. Morbidly obese parturients are at a significantly increased risk of complications during the intrapartum period and thus require more intervention. Guidelines are needed to address the intrapartum management of the morbidly obese gravida to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality.


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