The effect of low body mass index on the development of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.

@article{Belogolovkin2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of low body mass index on the development of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.},
  author={Victoria Belogolovkin and Keith A. Eddleman and Fergal Desmond Malone and Lisa Sullivan and Robert H Ball and David A. Nyberg and Christine H. Comstock and Gary D. V. Hankins and Suzanne M Carter and Lorraine Dugoff and Sabrina D. Craigo and I E Timor-Tritsch and Stephen R. Carr and Honor M. Wolfe and Mary E D'alton},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={509-13}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between low maternal body mass index (BMI) as calculated in the first trimester and the risk of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. METHODS Patients enrolled in the First And Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk for aneuploidy (FASTER) trial were grouped into three weight categories: low BMI (BMI <19.8 kg/m2), normal BMI (BMI 19.8 - 26 kg/m2), and overweight BMI (26.1 - 29 kg/m2). The incidences of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia were… CONTINUE READING