Maternal BMI and preterm birth: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis.

@article{Torloni2009MaternalBA,
  title={Maternal BMI and preterm birth: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis.},
  author={Maria Regina Torloni and Ana Pilar Betr{\'a}n and Silvia Daher and Mariana Widmer and Siobhan M. Dolan and Ramkumar Menon and Eduardo F. Bergel and Tomas J. Allen and Mario Merialdi},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={957-70}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between high prepregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI) and the risk of preterm birth (PTB). METHODS A systematic review of the literature. We included cohorts and case-control studies published since 1968 that examined the association between BMI and PTB of all types, spontaneous (s), elective and with ruptured membranes (PPROM) in three gestational age categories: general (<37 weeks), moderate (32-36 weeks) and very (<32 weeks) PTB. RESULTS 20,401… CONTINUE READING