– Malnutrition in pregnant women increases the risk of poor pregnancy outcomes.
– It may cause obstructed labour, premature or low-birth-weight babies and postpartum haemorrhage.
– Severe anaemia during pregnancy is linked to increased mortality at labour.
– Low birth weight is the major cause of high infant mortality.
– The low birth weight babies who survive are also likely to suffer from diseases throughout their childhood.
– Growth retarded female who continuously give birth are more likely to give birth to low birth weight babies who later on grow to be malnutritionised.