Maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the pattern of labor progression in term nulliparous women.

@article{Vahratian2004MaternalPO,
  title={Maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the pattern of labor progression in term nulliparous women.},
  author={Anjel M Vahratian and Jun Zhang and James F Troendle and David A. Savitz and Anna Maria Siega-Riz},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={104 5 Pt 1},
  pages={943-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of maternal overweight and obesity on labor progression. METHODS We analyzed data from 612 nulliparous women with a term pregnancy that participated in the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study from 1995 to 2002. The median duration of labor by each centimeter of cervical dilation was computed for normal-weight (body mass index [BMI] 19.8-26.0 kg/m2), overweight (BMI 26.1-29.0 kg/m2), and obese (BMI > 29.0 kg/m2) women and used as a measurement of labor… CONTINUE READING