EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON PREGNANCY AND ITS OUTCOME

Effects of Obesity on Pregnancy

Authors

  • Humaira Choudhry Combined Military Hospital Mailsi Pakistan
  • Abeera Choudhry Combined Military Hospital Multan Pakistan
  • Naila Azam Combined Military Hospital Malir Pakistan
  • Shahida Jan Combined Military Hospital Mailsi Pakistan

Keywords:

Obese, Body mass index, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Abstract

Objective: The objective of study was to find out adverse effects of obesity on pregnancy. 
Study Design: A case - control study comparing outcome of pregnancy in obese women with a control group of non obese. 
Place and Duration of Study: Obstetrics unit of Military Hospital Rawalpindi from 20th December 2004 to March 2006. 
Subjects and Materials: The study included 100 obese ladies with body mass index (BMI) 28-35 and 100 non obese ladies with BMI 18-25 
Results: Pregnancy in obese women associated with increased risk of complications. These women had a higher frequency of pregnancy-induced hypertension (RR  1.75; 95% CI  1.08 – 2.81) and gestational diabetes mellitus (RR  3.0 ; 95% CI  1.13 – 7.94), a higher cesarean section rate (RR 1.78 ; 95% CI  1.91 – 2.67) , increase in postpartum hemorrhage (RR  3.50; 95% CI  1.19 – 10.27) and higher babies weight (RR  2.83; 95%  CI 1.50 – 5.15). 
Conclusion: This study concluded that obes woman were at high risk of antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum complications with an increased risk of operative delivery.

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Published

30-09-2009

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Choudhry H, Choudhry A, Azam N, Jan S. EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON PREGNANCY AND ITS OUTCOME: Effects of Obesity on Pregnancy. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];59(3):315-9. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1774