The impact of body mass index and weight gain during pregnancy on puerperal complications after spontaneous vaginal delivery.

@article{Giuliani2002TheIO,
  title={The impact of body mass index and weight gain during pregnancy on puerperal complications after spontaneous vaginal delivery.},
  author={Albrecht Giuliani and Karl Tamussino and Asli Basver and Josef Haas and Edgar Petru},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2002},
  volume={114 10-11},
  pages={383-6}
}
BACKGROUND We studied the effect of the prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and weight gain during pregnancy on the rate of puerperal complications after spontaneous vaginal delivery. METHODS This is a prospective cohort study of 11,114 women delivered spontaneously between 36 and 43 week's gestation at a university hospital, between January 1996 and December 2000. Postpartum complications were analyzed according to prepregnancy BMI category (low < 19.8; normal 19.8-26; high 26.1-29; obese… CONTINUE READING