Short stature is associated with an increased risk of Caesarean deliveries in low risk population

  title={Short stature is associated with an increased risk of Caesarean deliveries in low risk population},
  author={Sylvia Kirchengast and Beda Hartmann},
The relationship between maternal anthropometric characteristics, first of all maternal weight status and pregnancy weight gain, and pregnancy outcome is well known and has been documented by many authors (1–3). Especially short maternal stature was mentioned to be associated with adverse pregnancy outcome such as high rates of low birth weight newborns and low APGAR scores (4, 5). Furthermore, maternal height has been reported as an obstetric risk factor, since short maternal height may be… CONTINUE READING


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