Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome.

  title={Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Rosa Michlin and Moshe Oettinger and Marwan Odeh and Shafik Khoury and Ella Ophir and Michal Barak and Michael G. Wolfson and Avshalom Strulov},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={2 1},
BACKGROUND Obesity, a common condition in developed countries, is recognized as a threat to health. OBJECTIVES To describe the distribution of weight in pregnant women and evaluate the influence of obesity on pregnancy outcome in a high parity northern Israeli population. METHODS The study included 887 women who gave birth in the Western Galilee Medical Center during the period August to November 1995. The patients were classified as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese… CONTINUE READING