In the 1990s several articles were published that drew the conclusion that obese moms-to-be had an increased risk of having a baby with neural tube defects. These articles, along with a recap of the research are helpful for the plus size mom to understand the potential issues.
Neural Tube Defects: Facts and Issues
KMom, the online advocate for plus size moms, has compiled a recap of the research and gives a detailed summary of what all this information means to the plus size woman who is considering a pregnancy. Click here for KMom’s informative article.