Virtual AHN Women's Institute Spring Conference - Obesity in Pregnancy Forum

April 17, 2021

Maternal obesity posses increased challenges and complications in pregnancy. The incidence of maternal obesity has approached 40%. Women with obesity are at increased risk for gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, venous thromboembolism, miscarriage, Caesarian section, aesthetic complications, and wound infections. Babies of obese women are at increased of stillborn, congenital anomalies, prematurity, macrosomia and neonatal mortality.  AHN’s Spring Seminar Obesity in Pregnancy will address these issues and provide guidelines for antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum management. 


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Target Audience

Anticipated audience includes physicians, nurse midwives, advanced practice providers, residents and nurses.

Learning Objectives

Discuss and review the care and treatment associated with the challenges of the maternally obese patient throughout pregnancy. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 APA
  • 4.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/17/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/17/2021 - 12:30pm

Course Director

Marcia Klein-Patel, MD, PhD



Michael Aziz, MD, MPH

Janice Henderson, MD

Michael Rawlins, MD

Amanda Shafton, DNP, CNM

Diego Vasquez, MD

Ty Weis, MD



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital.   Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 APA
  • 4.75 Attendance


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