Maternal and perinatal health outcomes by body mass index category.

  title={Maternal and perinatal health outcomes by body mass index category.},
  author={Jodie M Dodd and Rosalie M Grivell and A Nguyen and Annabelle Chan and Jeffrey S Robinson},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={51 2},
AIMS To determine the effect of increasing maternal body mass index (BMI) during pregnancy on maternal and infant health outcomes. METHODS The South Australian Pregnancy Outcome Unit's population database, 2008 was accessed to determine pregnancy outcomes according to maternal BMI. Women with a normal BMI (18.5-24.9 kg/m(2) ) formed a reference population, to which women in other BMI categories were compared utilising risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals. RESULTS Overweight and obese… CONTINUE READING
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