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Excessive Weight Gain in Primigravidas With Low-Risk Pregnancy: Selected Obstetric Consequences. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 24 (5) , 434–440

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Patricia Purfield RNC, MSN, Karen Morin RN, DSN

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Objective: To determine whether a group of normal weight women with a low-risk pregnancy who increased their prepregnant weight by more than 25% experienced a longer second stage of labor or a higher proportion of operative deliveries than a group of normal weight women who increased their prepregnant weight by 25% or less.

Design: Comparative, descriptive, retrospective chart review.

Setting: A 480-bed tertiary care medical center.

Participants: One hundred four primigravidas who had normal weight for height at conception and who experienced low-risk pregnancy.

Main outcome measures: Length of second stage labor and mode of delivery.

Results: A statistically significant difference was found in the mean length of second stage labor between the two groups, t(94) = -2.05, p = 0.02. A higher proportion of operative deliveries (vacuum, forceps, or cesarean section) occurred in the group that increased their prepregnant weight by more than 25%, X2(3, N = 104) = 15.87, p = 0.001.

Conclusions: The amount of weight gained during pregnancy influences progress and intervention during the second stage of labor.

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➡ c-section/caesarean ; instrumental delivery ; forceps delivery ; vacuum extraction (ventouse) ; maternal weight

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Emmanuelle Phan — 17 Feb 2008

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