Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Diagn Res. 2012 Nov;6(9):1531-3. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2012/4508.2551.

Maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcome.

Author information

  • 1Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the impact of the maternal body mass index on the pregnancy outcome.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Seven hundred eighty four women who had singleton pregnancies during a one year period, were categorized into 5 groups on the basis of their maternal Body Mass Index (BMI). The maternal and the neonatal outcome were noted in all the groups.

RESULTS:

In the underweight group, the incidences of anaemia and growth retardation were more, while the overweight and the obese women had a higher risk for PIH, gestational diabetes and Large for gestational age (LGA). The groups 4 and 5 had higher incidences of LSCS, wound sepsis and neonatal ICU admissions. There was no significant increase in the perinatal mortality rate.

CONCLUSION:

The health of women, throughout their childbearing ages, should be addressed, to improve their obstetrical and perinatal outcomes. Also, the high risk groups should be managed at tertiary centers.

KEYWORDS:

Anaemia; BMI; Gestational diabetes; IUGR; PIH

PMID:
23285448
[PubMed]
PMCID:
PMC3527788
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk