Prepregnancy weight and adverse perinatal outcomes in an ethnically diverse population.

@article{Rosenberg2003PrepregnancyWA,
  title={Prepregnancy weight and adverse perinatal outcomes in an ethnically diverse population.},
  author={Terry J. Rosenberg and Samantha Garbers and Wendy Chavkin and Mary Ann Chiasson},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={102 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1022-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between excessive prepregnancy weight and adverse outcomes, with a focus on women weighing over 200 lbs (91 kg) before pregnancy. METHODS Data were from the 1998-1999 New York City births file for 213,208 singletons with information on prepregnancy weight. Five categories of prepregnancy weight were constructed and used to predict gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, very low birthweight, macrosomia, and treatment in the neonatal… CONTINUE READING

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