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The influence of prepregnancy body mass index on labor complications.
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PMID:  10535344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: To investigate the influence of Body Mass Index on the incidence of labor complications in a population of women with a normal pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From a local database, information on maternal weight and height was extracted concerning 4258 women who had an uncomplicated pregnancy. After calculation and stratification with respect to Body Mass Index, this was retrospectively related to labor interventions and complications. RESULTS: High Body Mass Index was related to more oxytocin infusion and early amniotomy, but not to vacuum extraction or cesarean section. Primary inertia and, to a minor degree, cephalopelvic disproportion and secondary inertia were seen more often in women with high Body Mass Index. CONCLUSIONS: Overweight (25.0<=BMI<30.0) and obesity (BMI>=30.0) are only weak predictors of labor complications, given a normal pregnancy. However, the heavy use of labor augmentation indicates that obese women should not be recommended to give birth in an ABC-clinic or at home.
H Jensen; A O Agger; K L Rasmussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-10     Completed Date:  1999-11-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-802     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Herning Central Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index*
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Fetal Macrosomia / epidemiology
Labor, Induced / statistics & numerical data
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies

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