Table 1: Maternal risks associated with obesity.

PeriodIncreased risk

AntenataIncreased incidence of miscarriage
Gestational diabetes mellitus
Hypertension and preeclampsia
Fetal anomalies
Venous thromboembolism

IntrapartumFailure to progress the labor
Shoulder dystocia
Fetal monitoring problems
The need of emergency cesarean section
Surgical complications

PostpartumWound infection
Venous thromboembolism
Postnatal depression