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Maternal and perinatal health outcomes by body mass index category.
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PMID:  21466515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aims:  To determine the effect of increasing maternal body mass index (BMI) during pregnancy on maternal and infant health outcomes. Methods:  The South Australian Pregnancy Outcome Unit's population database, 2008 was accessed to determine pregnancy outcomes according to maternal BMI. Women with a normal BMI (18.5-24.9 kg/m(2) ) formed a reference population, to which women in other BMI categories were compared utilising risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals. Results:  Overweight and obese women had an increased risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension and iatrogenic preterm birth. Labour was more likely to be induced, and the risk of caesarean birth was increased. Infants were more likely to require resuscitation at birth and to have birth weight in excess of 4 kg. The risk increased with increasing maternal BMI. Conclusions:  There is a well-documented increased risk of maternal and perinatal health complications for women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy.
Jodie M Dodd; Rosalie M Grivell; Anh-Minh Nguyen; Annabelle Chan; Jeffrey S Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The University of Adelaide, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Epidemiology Branch, SA Health, South Australia, Australia.
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