The Association Between Pre-pregnancy BMI and Preterm Delivery in a Diverse Southern California Population of Working Women

@inproceedings{Kosa2010TheAB,
  title={The Association Between Pre-pregnancy BMI and Preterm Delivery in a Diverse Southern California Population of Working Women},
  author={Jessica Lang Kosa and Sylvia Guendelman and Michelle Pearl and Steve Graham and Barbara F. Abrams and Martin Kharrazi},
  booktitle={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2010}
}
Whereas preterm birth has consistently been associated with low maternal pre-pregnancy weight, the relationship with high pre-pregnancy weight has been inconsistent. We quantified the pre-pregnancy BMI—preterm delivery (PTD) relationship using traditional BMI categories (underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese) as well as continuous BMI. Eligible women participated in California’s statewide prenatal screening program, worked during pregnancy, and delivered a live singleton birth in… CONTINUE READING