he Correlation between maternal BMI and the outcome of pregnancy - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 9, Number 24 (Autumn 1999)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 1999, 9(24): 6-12 | Back to browse issues page


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Nasiri Amiri F. he Correlation between maternal BMI and the outcome of pregnancy. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 1999; 9 (24) :6-12
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-929-en.html

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Background and purpose : This study was performed in order to determine the correlation between body mass index , maternal and fetal complicationsin patients admitted to Imam Khomeini Hospital in sari during the year 1999.
Materials and methods : This research was a cohort study , done on 726 pregnant women (under weight 154 cases. Normal weight 335 cases and over weight 237 cases). These three groups were matched by the following criteria : obstetrical history, socioeconomical status and the frequency of prenatal care.
Results : In over weight women , prevalence of pre eclampsia , gestational edema , multifetal pregnancy , multiparity , insufficient weight gaining , malpresentation and perinatal mortality were greater than normal weight women. In under weight women prevelance of premature ruptune of membranes , malpresentation were greater than normal weight women.
Conclusion : Low and high BMI can contribute to the complications of pregnancy , thus pregnancy in women with abnormal weight should be considered as ahigh risk factor to be able to prevent complications by special cure .
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