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Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan

Shaista Tabasum Abro, Sumera Brohi, Hanan Noonari, Nisar Ahmed Shaikh.

Abstract
Objectives: To determine feto-maternal outcomes of low maternal BMI in singleton pregnancy at our institution.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was carried out at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan from January 12, 2015 to July 24, 2015. As per sample size, 110 pregnant women with singleton pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound with low BMI (<18.5kg/m2) were included in the study. Feto-maternal outcome like preterm (Gestational age <37 weeks), Low birth weight (at the time of delivery (<2.5kg) and APGAR score were measured.
Results: Mean age of the women was 27.020.17 years. It was observed that 19.09% (21/110) of the births were preterm, 32.73% (36/110) low birth weight and average APGAR Score at 5 minutes was 6.831.27.
Conclusion: Maternal low BMI showed strong relationship with adverse perinatal outcome. Unlike many determinants of infant growth, low pre pregnancy BMI is a risk factor that is easily identified.

Key words: Maternal low BMI, preterm delivery, low birth weight, APGAR score.


 
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Abro ST, Brohi S, Noonari H, Shaikh NA. Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 95-97.


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Abro ST, Brohi S, Noonari H, Shaikh NA. Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=261377 [Access: May 24, 2018].


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Abro ST, Brohi S, Noonari H, Shaikh NA. Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 95-97.



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Abro ST, Brohi S, Noonari H, Shaikh NA. Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ. (2018), [cited May 24, 2018]; 43(1): 95-97.



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Abro, S. T., Brohi, S., Noonari, H. & Shaikh, N. A. (2018) Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ, 43 (1), 95-97.



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Abro, Shaista Tabasum, Sumera Brohi, Hanan Noonari, and Nisar Ahmed Shaikh. 2018. Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 95-97.



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Abro, Shaista Tabasum, Sumera Brohi, Hanan Noonari, and Nisar Ahmed Shaikh. "Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 95-97.



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Abro, Shaista Tabasum, Sumera Brohi, Hanan Noonari, and Nisar Ahmed Shaikh. "Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43.1 (2018), 95-97. Print.



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Abro, S. T., Brohi, S., Noonari, H. & Shaikh, N. A. (2018) Effects of low maternal BMI and feto-maternal outcomes; Our experience at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital and Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 95-97.




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