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Obstetric outcomes associated with increase in BMI category during pregnancy.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004; 191(3):928-32AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this study was to investigate effect of increase in body mass index (BMI) category on obstetric outcomes.

STUDY DESIGN

A cohort study was conducted from 1999 to 2002. Women with singleton pregnancies were placed in standard BMI categories. Increase in BMI was calculated as difference between initial BMI and delivery BMI. ANOVA was used to compare continuous variables, and chi-square test for categorical variables.

RESULTS

This study included 5131 women: 49.8% had no change in BMI category, 43.9% increased by 1 BMI category, and 6.3% by >1 category. Increase in BMI category was associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes (P = .005), failed induction (P < .001), lacerations (P < .001), cesarean deliveries (P < .001), and postpartum infection (P = .007) in normal weight women. Overweight women also had increased rates of preeclampsia (P = .002) and operative vaginal deliveries (P < .001). Obese women had higher rates of chorioamnionitis (P = .003), failed induction (P < .001), and cesarean deliveries (P = .016).

CONCLUSION

Increase in BMI category is associated with increased risk of complications.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Health Systems, Atlanta, Ga, USA. wnkabiru@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15467566

Citation

Kabiru, Wanjiku, and B Denise Raynor. "Obstetric Outcomes Associated With Increase in BMI Category During Pregnancy." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 191, no. 3, 2004, pp. 928-32.
Kabiru W, Raynor BD. Obstetric outcomes associated with increase in BMI category during pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004;191(3):928-32.
Kabiru, W., & Raynor, B. D. (2004). Obstetric outcomes associated with increase in BMI category during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 191(3), pp. 928-32.
Kabiru W, Raynor BD. Obstetric Outcomes Associated With Increase in BMI Category During Pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004;191(3):928-32. PubMed PMID: 15467566.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Obstetric outcomes associated with increase in BMI category during pregnancy. AU - Kabiru,Wanjiku, AU - Raynor,B Denise, PY - 2004/10/7/pubmed PY - 2004/11/9/medline PY - 2004/10/7/entrez SP - 928 EP - 32 JF - American journal of obstetrics and gynecology JO - Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. VL - 191 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate effect of increase in body mass index (BMI) category on obstetric outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study was conducted from 1999 to 2002. Women with singleton pregnancies were placed in standard BMI categories. Increase in BMI was calculated as difference between initial BMI and delivery BMI. ANOVA was used to compare continuous variables, and chi-square test for categorical variables. RESULTS: This study included 5131 women: 49.8% had no change in BMI category, 43.9% increased by 1 BMI category, and 6.3% by >1 category. Increase in BMI category was associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes (P = .005), failed induction (P < .001), lacerations (P < .001), cesarean deliveries (P < .001), and postpartum infection (P = .007) in normal weight women. Overweight women also had increased rates of preeclampsia (P = .002) and operative vaginal deliveries (P < .001). Obese women had higher rates of chorioamnionitis (P = .003), failed induction (P < .001), and cesarean deliveries (P = .016). CONCLUSION: Increase in BMI category is associated with increased risk of complications. SN - 0002-9378 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15467566/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002937804006519 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -