Journal article

Postnatal growth outcomes and influence of maternal gestational weight gain: a prospective cohort study in rural Vietnam

Sarah Hanieh, Tran T Ha, Julie A Simpson, Tran T Thuy, Nguyen C Khuong, Dang D Thoang, Thach D Tran, Tuan Tran, Jane Fisher, Beverley-Ann Biggs

BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Suboptimal weight gain during pregnancy may result in adverse outcomes for both the mother and child, including increased risk of pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, delivery of low birth weight and small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants, and preterm delivery. The objectives of this study were to identify maternal predictors of rate of weight gain in pregnancy, and to evaluate the association of gestational weight gain with infant postnatal growth outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of infants born to women who had previously participated in a double-blind cluster randomized controlled trial of antenatal micronutrient supplementation, in Ha Nam provinc..

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