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Prepregnancy Body Mass Index, Triplet Gestations

Post by caryn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 07:14 am

A total of 667 triplet gestations were analyzed. As compared with normal-weight mothers, the likelihood of stillbirth and preeclampsia was higher among obese mothers (odds ratio[OR] = 3.70; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.37 to 9.97 and OR = 3.02; 95% CI = 1.69 to 5.40 respectively). Obese mothers were also about twice as likely to experience at least one of the adverse birth outcomes considered. Obese women with triplet gestations have about four- and threefold elevated risks for stillbirth and preeclampsia as compared with their counterparts with normal weight.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19784913

So, another confirmation that obesity makes your odds worse.

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