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Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011 Apr;51(2):172-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01271.x. Epub 2011 Jan 28.

Impact of morbid obesity on the mode of delivery and obstetric outcome in nulliparous singleton pregnancy and the implications for rural maternity services.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rockhampton Base Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. clive_green@health.qld.gov.au

Abstract

Obesity represents a rapidly emerging epidemic amongst pregnant women. Our study looks at the impact of morbid obesity on pregnant singleton nulliparous women in comparison with normal body mass index women. We conclude that morbid obesity is associated with a significantly higher risk of pre-existing medical conditions, developing antenatal complications, induction of labour, caesarean section and greater birth weight. However, there was no significant difference in caesarean section rates when adjusted for induction of labour. We also found no significant difference in length of hospital stay, postnatal complications and neonatal morbidity.

© 2011 The Authors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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21466521
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