Effects of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain on pregnancy outcomes

Cui Hong Zhang, Xiang Yu Liu, Yi Wei Zhan, Long Zhang, Yan Jie Huang, Hong Zhou

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Abstract

To investigate the single and joint effects of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on pregnancy outcomes, electronic medical records of 14 196 women who delivered singleton live infant at a maternal and child health hospital in Beijing, China, in 2012 were reviewed. Logistic regression was used to assess the associations, adjusting for maternal age, height, education, parity, and offspring sex. Women of high prepregnancy BMI or excessive GWG had higher risks of gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, postpartum hemorrhage, caesarean delivery, macrosomia, and large for gestational age infant, while women of inadequate GWG had higher risks of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and small for gestational age infant. Findings suggest that antenatal care providers should help pregnant women control their GWG to normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-630
Number of pages11
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2015

Keywords

  • gestational weight gain
  • joint effect
  • pregnancy outcomes
  • prepregnancy BMI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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