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By Chad Klauser Maternal Fetal Medicine physician in NYC
Muhittin Eftal Avcı, Fatih Şanlıkan, Mehmet Çelik, Anıl Avcı, Mustafa Kocaer, Ahmet Göçmen
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is critically important to maternal and fetal health during the perinatal period. We have detected an increasing prevalence of maternal obesity in recent years and investigated its complications during pregnancy. METHODS: A total of 931 pregnant females were investigated between March 2012 and March 2013. The patients were divided into four groups: body mass index (BMI) < 18.5 kg/m(2) was underweight, 18.5-24.9 kg/m(2) was normal weight, 25-29...
2015: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Ruofan Yao, Cande V Ananth, Bo Y Park, Leanne Pereira, Lauren A Plante
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a known risk factor for stillbirth. However, this relationship has not been characterized fully. We attempted to further examine this relationship with a focus on delivery near and at term. STUDY DESIGN: We designed a retrospective cohort study of singleton nonanomalous live births and stillbirths in the states of Washington and Texas to examine the associations of maternal prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and risk of stillbirth. Confounder-adjusted hazard ratio of stillbirth in relation to BMI was estimated through Cox proportional hazards regression model...
May 2014: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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