Jolanta Rimkienė, Kornelija Mačiulienė


Purpose: the study is aimed to assess the peculiarity of pregnancy and delivery of the obese women. There are no approved studies regarding the nursing and examination of the obese pregnant women in Lithuania. This study indicates, that we can give useful recomendations.
Matherials and methods: we have analised 3384 case-histories of women, who gave birth in the period from January 01,2012 until January 01, 2013 in Vilniaus Gimdymo Namai. Into a study were included all women, who had BMI ≥30kg/m² calculating during the first visit to a supervising doctor. Statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS 17.0 for Windows statistical programs.
Results and conclusions: There are 5% obese pregnant women in Vilniaus Gimdymo Namai. Maternal obesity is associated with many risks to the pregnancy, such as increased risk of cesarean section (25.9% versus 36.1% in the obese group), an increased risk for gestational hypertension (3.2% versus 4.8% in obese group), or gestational diabetes (1.9% versus 4.8% in obese group). Obese women have almost two fold risk for dystotio and macrosomia.


Keyword(s): pregnancy, obesity
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.087
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