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Intrauterine growth: correlations of maternal nutritional status and rate of gestational weight gain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7198587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of increasing pregravid weight and gestational rate of gain on birthweight, length, head circumference and complications was investigated. Each gravida was categorized by height and pregravid weight as underweight, normal, or obese. Birthweights, lengths, and head circumferences were evaluated as well as maternal and infant complications. Within each pregravid category and each rate gain group there was an increase in mean birthweight, length, and head circumference with advancing gain and pregravid weight. The incidence of small for gestational age (SGA) infants decreased and large for gestational age (LGA) infants increased with higher gain and pregravid weight. The incidence of antepartum anemia decreased with higher pregravid weight and gain (P less than 0.02). Higher pregravid weight and rate of gestational gain may help insure optimal intrauterine growth.
B Luke; C Dickinson; R H Petrie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-13     Completed Date:  1982-03-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Body Weight*
Fetus / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Obesity / metabolism
Pregnancy Complications / metabolism

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