According to a recent study, overweight women have a higher chance of having a longer gestation period. The study also says that obese women are more likely to have induced labour and also a caesarean section.
... one in three women were pregnant even after 10 days of due date as compared to their healthy counterparts.
... more than one third of obese women had to undergo an induced labour as compared to one fourth of women who were healthy ...
There is a great value in preconception care. For women who are overweight or obese, or even a healthy weight but seeking improved health and well being prior to pregnancy, preconception care is essential. Midwives and obstetricians provide preconception care.