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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Mar;96(3):176-80. Epub 2007 Feb 7.

Twin weight discordance and maternal weight gain in twin pregnancies.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pochon CHA University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drlkj52551@hanmail.net

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the association between twin weight discordance and maternal weight change during the gestational period.

METHOD:

One hundred forty-seven twin pregnancies (Group A: <25%, Group B: > or =25% birth weight discordance) were analyzed using Student's t-test, chi(2)-test, and two-way ANOVA at three gestational intervals: before 18 weeks, 18 to 28 weeks, and 28 weeks to birth.

RESULT:

There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups involving maternal age, parity, duration of pregnancy, height, pregravid weight, and conception method. Group A showed a pattern of constantly increasing maternal weight without a significant change in the twin weight discordance throughout gestation. However, Group B showed a fluctuation in maternal BMI with remarkably elevated twin weight discordance at 28 weeks to birth.

CONCLUSION:

The results suggest that in twin pregnancies constant maternal weight gain throughout gestation is important for maintaining a twin weight discordance of less than 25%.

PMID:
17291507
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijgo.2006.11.026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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