Impact of Normal and Overweight Pregnant Women upon Neonatal Outcomes in Al-Nasiriya Hospitals :Comparative Study

Authors

  • Sara Ahmed Rashed
  • Rabea Mohsen Ali

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17217

Keywords:

Pregnant, Overweight, Normal weight, Adverse neonatal outcomes.

Abstract

Background: Maternal obesity is a major risk for both the mother and the fetus, and it is considered an
obstetrical risk factor that leads to a high incidence of complications throughout the prenatal period, as
well as an increased risk of many adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Objectives: To assess the impact of normal and overweight pregnant women upon Neonatal outcomes
at Al-Nasiriya city.
Methodology: A descriptive analytic study was conducted from January11th, 2021 to March 18th, 2021
at Al-Nasiriya City Hospitals for Maternity and Children on(100) pregnant women who attending labor
room , (50) were overweight and (50) normal weight pregnant women with gestational age for 08-40
weeks were included . A non–probability (Purposive sample) was used to select the participants of
study sample.
Results: The result of study revealed that (34.1%) (36.4%) of study sample aged (26-30) years in
normal, and overweight pregnant respectively. The study results clarifies the previous and current body
mass index among normal weight pregnant women (100% & 95% ) respectively, while in overweight
(63.6%) overweight previously and (65.9%) obesity class ( I) at current. the impact of weight upon
neonate outcomes; the findings indicates that weight has significant impact up on outcomes related to
neonate, at p-value= 0.006, while there is no impact has been reported among group of normal weight
pregnant women.
Conclusion: The study concluded that overweight impact upon outcomes related to neonate condition,
while there is no impact has been reported among group of normal weight pregnant women.
Recommendations: Increased physical activity and knowledge of healthy eating habits among pregnant women as part of primary health care centre initiatives to reduce obesity in women.

Author Biographies

Sara Ahmed Rashed

MSc. Student, University of Baghdad, College of Nursing, Maternal and Neonate Nursing Department. Al-
Nasiriya City, Iraq

Rabea Mohsen Ali

Professor, University of Baghdad, College of Nursing, Maternal and Neonate Nursing Department. Baghdad City, Iraq

Published

2021-09-05

How to Cite

Sara Ahmed Rashed, & Rabea Mohsen Ali. (2021). Impact of Normal and Overweight Pregnant Women upon Neonatal Outcomes in Al-Nasiriya Hospitals :Comparative Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 3290-3298. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17217