Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women: a retrospective observational cohort study

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Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women : a retrospective observational cohort study. / Ellekjaer, Karen Louise; Bergholt, Thomas; Løkkegaard, Ellen.

In: B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 17, 222, 2017.

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Ellekjaer, KL, Bergholt, T & Løkkegaard, E 2017, 'Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women: a retrospective observational cohort study', B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 17, 222. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1413-6

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Ellekjaer, K. L., Bergholt, T., & Løkkegaard, E. (2017). Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women: a retrospective observational cohort study. B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17, [222]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1413-6

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Ellekjaer KL, Bergholt T, Løkkegaard E. Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women: a retrospective observational cohort study. B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017;17. 222. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1413-6

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Ellekjaer, Karen Louise ; Bergholt, Thomas ; Løkkegaard, Ellen. / Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women : a retrospective observational cohort study. In: B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 ; Vol. 17.

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title = "Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women: a retrospective observational cohort study",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasing among primipara women. We aimed to describe the association between body mass index (BMI) during early-pregnancy and duration of labour in nulliparous women.METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study of 1885 nulliparous women with a single cephalic presentation from 37 0/7 to 42 6/7 weeks of completed gestation and spontaneous or induced labour at Nordsj{\ae}llands Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2011 and 2012. Total duration of labour and the first and second stages of labour were compared between early-pregnancy normal-weight (BMI <25 kg/m2), overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2), and obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) women. Proportional hazards and multiple logistic regression models were applied.RESULTS: Early pregnancy BMI classified 1246 (66.1{\%}) women as normal weight, 350 (18.6{\%}) as overweight and 203 (10.8{\%}) as obese. No difference in the duration of total or first stage of active labour was found for overweight (adjusted HR = 1.01, 95{\%} CI 0.88-1.16) or obese (adjusted HR = 1.07, 95{\%} CI 0.90-1.28) compared to normal weight women. Median active labour duration was 5.83 h for normal weight, 6.08 h for overweight and 5.90 h for obese women. The risk of caesarean delivery increased significantly for overweight and obese compared to normal weight women (odds ratios (OR) 1.62; 95{\%}CI 1.18-2.22 and 1.76; 95{\%}CI 1.20-2.58, respectively). Caesarean deliveries were performed earlier in labour in obese than normal-weight women (HR = 1.80, 95{\%}CI 1.28-2.54).CONCLUSION: BMI had no significant effect on total duration of active labour. Risk of caesarean delivery increased with increasing BMI. Caesarean deliveries are undertaken earlier in obese women compared to normal weight women following the onset of active labour, shortening the total duration of active labour.",
author = "Ellekjaer, {Karen Louise} and Thomas Bergholt and Ellen L{\o}kkegaard",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women

T2 - a retrospective observational cohort study

AU - Ellekjaer, Karen Louise

AU - Bergholt, Thomas

AU - Løkkegaard, Ellen

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasing among primipara women. We aimed to describe the association between body mass index (BMI) during early-pregnancy and duration of labour in nulliparous women.METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study of 1885 nulliparous women with a single cephalic presentation from 37 0/7 to 42 6/7 weeks of completed gestation and spontaneous or induced labour at Nordsjællands Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2011 and 2012. Total duration of labour and the first and second stages of labour were compared between early-pregnancy normal-weight (BMI <25 kg/m2), overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2), and obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) women. Proportional hazards and multiple logistic regression models were applied.RESULTS: Early pregnancy BMI classified 1246 (66.1%) women as normal weight, 350 (18.6%) as overweight and 203 (10.8%) as obese. No difference in the duration of total or first stage of active labour was found for overweight (adjusted HR = 1.01, 95% CI 0.88-1.16) or obese (adjusted HR = 1.07, 95% CI 0.90-1.28) compared to normal weight women. Median active labour duration was 5.83 h for normal weight, 6.08 h for overweight and 5.90 h for obese women. The risk of caesarean delivery increased significantly for overweight and obese compared to normal weight women (odds ratios (OR) 1.62; 95%CI 1.18-2.22 and 1.76; 95%CI 1.20-2.58, respectively). Caesarean deliveries were performed earlier in labour in obese than normal-weight women (HR = 1.80, 95%CI 1.28-2.54).CONCLUSION: BMI had no significant effect on total duration of active labour. Risk of caesarean delivery increased with increasing BMI. Caesarean deliveries are undertaken earlier in obese women compared to normal weight women following the onset of active labour, shortening the total duration of active labour.

AB - BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasing among primipara women. We aimed to describe the association between body mass index (BMI) during early-pregnancy and duration of labour in nulliparous women.METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study of 1885 nulliparous women with a single cephalic presentation from 37 0/7 to 42 6/7 weeks of completed gestation and spontaneous or induced labour at Nordsjællands Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2011 and 2012. Total duration of labour and the first and second stages of labour were compared between early-pregnancy normal-weight (BMI <25 kg/m2), overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2), and obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) women. Proportional hazards and multiple logistic regression models were applied.RESULTS: Early pregnancy BMI classified 1246 (66.1%) women as normal weight, 350 (18.6%) as overweight and 203 (10.8%) as obese. No difference in the duration of total or first stage of active labour was found for overweight (adjusted HR = 1.01, 95% CI 0.88-1.16) or obese (adjusted HR = 1.07, 95% CI 0.90-1.28) compared to normal weight women. Median active labour duration was 5.83 h for normal weight, 6.08 h for overweight and 5.90 h for obese women. The risk of caesarean delivery increased significantly for overweight and obese compared to normal weight women (odds ratios (OR) 1.62; 95%CI 1.18-2.22 and 1.76; 95%CI 1.20-2.58, respectively). Caesarean deliveries were performed earlier in labour in obese than normal-weight women (HR = 1.80, 95%CI 1.28-2.54).CONCLUSION: BMI had no significant effect on total duration of active labour. Risk of caesarean delivery increased with increasing BMI. Caesarean deliveries are undertaken earlier in obese women compared to normal weight women following the onset of active labour, shortening the total duration of active labour.

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DO - 10.1186/s12884-017-1413-6

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 28701155

VL - 17

JO - B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth

JF - B M C Pregnancy and Childbirth

SN - 1471-2393

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