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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.

Abstract
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 meanąSD 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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