Journal article

The association between maternal size and outcomes for women undergoing for caesarean section: a multicentre prospective observational study (The MUM SIZE Study)

A DENNIS, M Tew, K Dalziel, P Clarke, J Lew, D Story, A Parker, E Hessian, G Teale, S Simmons, D Casalaz

BMJ Open | BMJ Journals | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate associations between maternal body mass index (BMI) at delivery (using pregnancy-specific BMI cut-off values 5 kg/m2 higher in each of the WHO groups) and clinical, theatre utilisation and health economic outcomes for women undergoing caesarean section (CS). DESIGN: A prospective multicentre observational study. SETTING: Seven secondary or tertiary referral obstetric hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: One thousand and four hundred and fifty-seven women undergoing all categories of CS. DATA COLLECTION: Height and weight were recorded at the initial antenatal visit and at delivery. We analysed the associations between delivery BMI (continuous and pregnancy-specific cut-off val..

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