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The effect of maternal class III obesity on neonatal outcomes: a retrospective matched cohort study.
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PMID:  22530629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objectives: To compare outcomes of neonates born from women with Class III obesity with those whose mothers were of normal body weight. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of live-born singleton infants was undertaken. Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index defined matched normal and Class III obese cohorts. Multivariable regression models were used to determine adjusted relative odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for selected adverse neonatal outcomes. Results: Newborns exposed to maternal Class III obesity had greater risks of fetal overgrowth and low cord artery pH. Class III obesity was protective against small for gestational age and low birthweight. There was no difference in the risk of preterm delivery, meconium in the amniotic fluid or breastfeeding initiation. Conclusions: The new knowledge generated by this study provides further information on unique challenges faced by newborns of women with class III obesity, suggesting more specialized care in the intrapartum and neonatal periods may be beneficial.
Laura Gaudet; Xiaowen Tu; Deshayne Fell; Darine El-Chaar; Shi Wu Wen; Mark Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-25
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:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Ottawa, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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