The most recent evidence shows that an estimated 58.4% of UK women were overweight or obese in 2011.

NOO Data Factsheet: Adult Weight (515.8 KiB)

Overweight women are more likely to experience problems during their pregnancy, and being obese while pregnant makes it likely that you will be offered tests and interventions above that of other pregnant women.

Management of Women with Obesity in Pregnancy (1.0 MiB)

Please see the pregnancy sub-pages for more info.

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