Mums' obesity may have role in baby deaths

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Nearly half of all newborn babies that die are born to overweight or obese mothers, prompting concerns that increasing obesity rates could spark a rise in the number of baby deaths.

... At least 49 per cent of the mothers of stillborn babies and 45 per cent of mothers of babies who died in the first weeks of life were overweight or obese, and the report said research was "increasingly linking obesity with poor pregnancy outcomes" ...

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