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Triplet gestation outcomes in relation to maternal prepregnancy body mass index and weight gain.
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PMID:  17674264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study prepregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI) and overall maternal weight gain in triplet gestations in relation to maternal and newborn outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study of birth certificate data of all live-born triplet gestations occurring between 1999 and 2003 in an eight-county region in New York. An analysis of computerized birth certificate data for variables related to pregnancy and newborn outcomes was conducted, looking at neonatal birth weight, neonatal gestational age, and the occurrence of the maternal pregnancy complications of gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia. RESULTS: In 56 triplet gestations studied, the prepregnancy BMI was not associated with mean newborn birth weights and gestational age at delivery. The total maternal weight gain was associated with increasing mean birth weight and higher gestational age at delivery. Pregnancy complications in triplet pregnancies of gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension were associated with prepregnancy BMI, but not maternal weight gain. CONCLUSION: For triplet gestations, a normal prepregnancy BMI and a total gestational weight gain of at least 15.9 - 20.5 kg (35 - 45 lb) are associated with fewer pregnancy complications.
Abeer Eddib; Jan Penvose-Yi; James A Shelton; John Yeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-03     Completed Date:  2007-10-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Body Mass Index*
Diabetes, Gestational / epidemiology
Gestational Age*
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / epidemiology
New York / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Weight Gain*

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