The effects of an increasing gradient of maternal obesity on pregnancy outcomes

Pat Magann, Dorota Doherty, A.T. Sandlin, S.P. Chauhan, J.C. Morrison

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    Background Maternal obesity is becoming more prevalent in obstetrics and has been linked with pregnancy complications and perinatal outcomes. The gradient of association of increasing maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome is less well studied. Aims To determine the influence of an increasing gradient of obesity, categorised by the body mass index (BMI), on pregnancy outcomes and to determine the BMI thresholds at which pregnancy complications occur. Materials and Methods Secondary analysis of an observational study on pregnancy and obesity. The BMI at the first prenatal visit was grouped into BMI categories (
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)250-257
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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