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Volume 2000, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

This prospective study was carried out in Basrah ma-ternity hospital (Basrah-Iraq) during the eight months of Dec.1997-Aug.1998 to study the obstetrical performance and outcome of pregnancy in 20 (>90kg) obese patients compared to 20 non-obese controls.

The incidence of obesity in their infants was also com-pared. There was no significant increase in the incidence of urinary tract infection, diabetes, caesarean section and forceps delivery.

There was a significantly increased incidence of hyper-tensive disorders of pregnancy (P < 0.01 odds ratio 0.33), and also inadequate weight gain (P < 0.01).

Apgar scores and perinatal mortality were not signifi-cantly different in the two groups.

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