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Obesity as a complication of pregnancy and labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19209055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the last 40 years, there have been significant increases in the rates of overweight and obesity in childbearing women. There has been a parallel increase in the rates of pregnancy complications including hypertension, diabetes, fetal macrosomia, and complications of delivery. Caregivers can focus on appropriate interventions during pregnancy and childbirth to improve outcomes and prevent harm.
Jan M Kriebs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1550-5073     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-05-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-22     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Promotion / statistics & numerical data*
Maternal Welfare / statistics & numerical data
Nurse's Role
Obesity / complications,  epidemiology*
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology
Patient Education as Topic / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Prenatal Care / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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