The impact of overweight and obesity on maternal and newborn health: a critical review of the literature

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Kathy Petite
Barbara Clow
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
July 2010
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

A literature review that examines the health implications of obesity and overweight in pregnancy, starting with the physical health of women and children and moving on to a consideration of some of the social determinants of health. The review closes with a synthesis of findings and recommendations for further research.

Includes bibliographical references.