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Inappropriate gestational weight gain among teenage pregnancies: prevalence and pregnancy outcomes

Authors Vivatkusol Y, Thavaramara T, Phaloprakarn C

Received 29 November 2016

Accepted for publication 31 March 2017

Published 17 May 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 347—352

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S128941

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer


Yada Vivatkusol, Thaovalai Thavaramara, Chadakarn Phaloprakarn

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand

Objective: To study the prevalence and pregnancy outcomes of inappropriate gestational weight gain (GWG) among teenage pregnant women.
Methods: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted on 2,165 teenage pregnant women who attended our antenatal clinic between January 2007 and August 2015. Adverse pregnancy outcomes, including maternal and neonatal outcomes of women with inappropriate GWG, including underweight and overweight, were studied and compared with those of women with appropriate GWG.
Results: Complete data of 1,943 women were obtained. Among these women, the mean age was 17.4±1.4 years and mean body mass index at first visit was 19.1±3.0 kg/m2. The prevalence of inappropriate GWG was 61.7%. Underweight women were more likely to experience anemia and preterm delivery, whereas overweight women required more cesarean sections because of cephalopelvic disproportion and preeclampsia, compared to women with appropriate weight gain (all P<0.001). The rates of gestational diabetes mellitus among women who were underweight, overweight, or appropriate weight were not significantly different.
Conclusion: More than 60% of teenage pregnancies showed inappropriate GWG. GWG had a significant impact on pregnancy outcomes.

Keywords:
prevalence, pregnancy outcome, inappropriate gestational weight gain, teenage pregnancy

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