International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Gynaecology | India | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016 | Rating: 6.8 / 10


Study of Effect of Maternal BMI on Neonatal Outcome in Women Admitted to Labour Ward of New Civil Hospital

Dr. Tejal Desai | Dr.Dhwani Desai | Dr. Ragini Verma [2]


Abstract: Objective TO Study the Effect of maternal BMI on Neonatal outcome. Material and method Five hundred women who had singleton pregnancy who were admitted to the labour room of new civil hospital categorised into three categories on basis of their BMI and the labour and neonatal outcome were noted in all this groups. This observational study on Maternal BMI and its influence on feto-maternal outcome enrolled 500 eligible consenting women delivering in the labour room of new civil hospital, Surat during the study period after approval from HREC. Results Obesity was found to be related to higher incidence of neonatal morbidity in terms of low birth weight, Abnormal APGAR, higher rates of NICU Admission. Neonatal mortality was also higher in obese group. Conclusion Though obesity is not a very common problem amongst the pregnant women population in the middle and lower socio-economic status, its implications in terms of adverse neonatal outcome are significant. So measurement of maternal BMI at antenatal booking visit should receive priority at all levels of antenatal care to avoid adverse neonatal outcome.


Keywords: BMI body mass index


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,


Pages: 862 - 863


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