Volume 15, Issue 1 (4-2005)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2005, 15(1): 9-14 | Back to browse issues page

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asgharnia M, zahiri Z, kashoofi Z. Relationship between mothers’ weight gain during pregnancy, neonatal birth ‎weight and cesarean cases in villages and cities. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (1) :9-14
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Introduction: The goal of prenatal care is maintenance of mother’s health and delivery of a ‎healthy neonate. Weight gain is the most obvious physical change during pregnancy and ‎controlling mother’s weight plays an important role in safe process of pregnancy.‎

Objective: The aim of this study was to survey the relationship between mother’s weight gain ‎during pregnancy and neonate’s weight and type of delivery in urban and rural population.‎

Methods: This descriptive study was done on ‎‏400‏‎ medical charts chosen from Health centers ‎of Rasht city and Sangar village. Data needed in this study was mother’s weight gain during ‎pregnancy type of delivery and weight of neonate.‎

 Results: Findings showed that there is a significant relationship between mother’s and ‎neonate’s weight but there was no statistical difference between mothers’ weight gain and ‎type of delivery.‎

 Conclusion: Weight gain during pregnancy was the same among women from urban and rural ‎areas and was significantly correlated with birth weight.‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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