World Obesity Federation

Pregnancy & obesity: systematic reviews

Lifestyle Interventions in Overweight and Obese Pregnant or Postpartum Women for Postpartum Weight Management: A Systematic Review of the Literature

The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions initiated during the antenatal and/or postnatal period in overweight or obese pregnant women to manage postpartum weight. See more.

Obesity and Weight Gain in Pregnancy and Postpartum: An Evidence Review of Lifestyle Interventions to Inform Maternal and Child Health Policies

The aim of this review was to identify lifestyle interventions that have shown to be effective in controlling gestational weight gain, post-partum weight retention and thus improve maternal and child outcomes in order to inform health care professionals and policy makers. See more.

Lifestyle Interventions Limit Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Overweight or Obesity: LIFE-Moms Prospective Meta-Analysis

This study aimed to evaluate the effects of varied lifestyle intervention programmes designed to ameliorate excess gestational weight gain in pregnant women with overweight or obesity compared with standard care, including effects on pregnancy outcomes. See more

The Risks Associated with Obesity in Pregnancy

There are considerable maternal and foetal morbidity risks associated with pregnancy among overweight and obese women. See more

Attenuating Pregnancy Weight Gain – What Works and Why: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to address gaps that remain regarding gestational weight gain by comparing the efficacy of all approaches that have been used to prevent excessive gestational weight gain and to further describe and explore characteristics that can be analysed across intervention types. See more

Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Miscarriage in Spontaneous Conception: A Systematic Review

This systematic review critically evaluates the published evidence regarding miscarriage in obese women who conceived spontaneously. See more

Overweight and obesity in mothers and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight infants: systematic review and meta-analyses

The objective of this systematic review was to determine whether an association exists between maternal overweight and obesity with preterm birth and low birth weight in singleton pregnancies. See more

A systematic review of maternal obesity and breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration

The aim of this systematic review was to examine the relationship between maternal overweight and obesity and breastfeeding intention and initiation and duration. See more

Maternal obesity in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The aim of this systematic review was to investigate maternal obesity in Africa through the assessment of different components. See more