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RMJ. 2013; 38(3): 279-282

Impact of high maternal body mass index on length of gestation and maternal delivery outcomes

Sarwat Navid, Shahida Arshad, Kanwal Atif, Rabia Arshad Meo.


Objective: To evaluate the affect of raised BMI on pregnancy outcome in terms of prolonged pregnancy, need for induction of labour and mode of delivery.
Methodology: Study included 100 overweight/obese and 100 non obese patients. Ones with pregnancies prolonged beyond their expected date of delivery were induced at 41+1 weeks of gestation. Data was analyzed by using SPSS 16. Quantitative variables were calculated as mean±SD while qualitative variables were presented as frequency and percentage in the form of tables and graphs. Both groups were compared by using chi-square test and taking p-value

Key words: Obesity, prolonged pregnancy, Body Mass Index

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