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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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Relationship between mothers’ weight gain during pregnancy, neonatal birth weight and cesarean cases in villages and cities

By:Asgharnia. M. MD, Zahiree. Z. MD, Kashofi. Z. MS


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.

Key words: Low birth weight, weight gain, weight on birth, pregnancy.

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

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