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Ginekol Pol. 2003 Jun;74(6):446-50.

[Pregnancy and labor in obese women].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1I Katedry i Kliniki Połoznictwa i Ginekologii AM w Warszawie.

Abstract

DESIGN:

An assessment of the course of pregnancy, labour and perinatal outcome in obese women was performed.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

127 obese (BMI > 27) and 1315 non-obese healthy women with singleton pregnancy were compared. All the women gave birth in 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University in Warsaw.

RESULTS:

Weight gain during pregnancy was markedly lower in obese women. The total percentage of gestational complications was significantly higher in pre-pregnancy obese women as well as the rate of cesarean deliveries. The birth weight and neonatal outcome was similar in analyzed groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Pregnancy in obese women is associated with increased risk of complications reflecting the higher rate of cesarean deliveries.

PMID:
12931449
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