Dr. Anthereca Lane, OB/GYN, The Christ Hospital. For this special edition of the show, we focused on obesity. Dr. Lane explained how obesity influences a woman’s fertility. She also says prenatal care differs in obese pregnant women. Additionally, Dr. Lane described how the health of a baby born to an obese woman could be affected. She said research shows that babies born to obese moms have an increased risk of congenital anomalies such as neural tube defects and cardiovascular anomalies. Obese women are 40% more likely to experience stillbirth compared to non-obese pregnant patients. She also, went over weight gain recommendations for overweight and obese women during pregnancy.