Body weight, body image and primary postpartum haemorrhage:a review of the literature

Gollop, N D, Childs, C A, Coupe, B, MacFarlane, S, Burrell, J and Kumar, B (2014) Body weight, body image and primary postpartum haemorrhage:a review of the literature. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 34 (5). pp. 373-382. ISSN 1364-6893

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Abstract

The prevalence of obesity during pregnancy is rising. Elevated BMI is a significant risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, including primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). Addressing the issues surrounding obesity in pregnancy presents many biological, social and psychological challenges. BMI is an easily measured and modifiable anthropometrical risk factor and should be recorded in all pregnancies. BMI should be proactively managed prior to and during pregnancy. All women should be educated as to the risks of an elevated BMI during pregnancy and those at risk should have access to specialist medical and surgical support if required. Our aim was to investigate the associations between elevated BMI and adverse maternal and fetal outcomes including PPH, and to explore the psychological challenges of having an elevated BMI during pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body image,body mass index,obesity,postpartum haemorrhage,pregnancy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 22:54
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 00:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53748
DOI: 10.3109/01443615.2014.896882

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