The effect of the increasing prevalence of maternal obesity on perinatal morbidity.

@article{Lu2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of the increasing prevalence of maternal obesity on perinatal morbidity.},
  author={George C Lu and Dwight J. Rouse and Melanie Dubard and Suzanne P. Cliver and David W. Kimberlin and John C. Hauth},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={185 4},
  pages={845-9}
}
OBJECTIVE In this study, we assessed the temporal trends and relative and attributable perinatal risks of maternal obesity over a 20-year period. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study between 1980 and 1999 by using a computerized perinatal database of all women who received prenatal care and delivered their infants within a regional health care system. The main outcome measures were as follows: (1) annual mean body weight and the percentage of women classified as obese at the… CONTINUE READING