Gestational Weight Gain Case Study

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ABSTRACT: Background: Gestational weight gain (GWG) is an important factor to be determined during pregnancy. GWG is affected as well as it itself affects various parameters related to pregnancy. The main aim of our study was to find the relationship between gestational weight gain with factors such as demographic factors, type of delivery and maternal comorbidities. Method: A prospective, multi-centric study involving 67 pregnant women of different villages of Mehsana district of Gujarat region was conducted from February 2012 to April 2012. Pregnant women who met inclusion criteria based on the history and clinical examination were presented in the study. Patient information such as previous history, number of pregnancy, education, type of delivery, gestational weight gain, gestational comorbidities were recorded. Results and discussion: On an average, each mother gained 8.42 ± 3.36 during their pregnancy. Inadequate gestational weight gain was associated with caesarean section type of delivery. Systemic comorbidities like anaemia and hypertension and localized comorbidities like oligohydramnios and previous caesarean delivery were observed. Conclusion: Our study suggests that gestational weight gain is associated with various risk…show more content…
From these, 15 (22.39%) pregnant women gained inadequate gestational weight having induction type of delivery whereas 18 (26.87%) pregnant women gained inadequate gestational weight and had caesarean section type of delivery. On the other hand, 10 (14.93%) pregnant women gained adequate gestational weight had induction type of delivery whereas 9 (13.43%) pregnant women gained adequate gestational weight had caesarean section type of delivery. Similarly, 6 (8.96%) pregnant women who had gained excess gestational weight had induction type of delivery whereas 5 (7.46%) pregnant women who had gained excess gestational weight had caesarean section type of

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