Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Maternal obesity and its correlation to method of delivery are important when determining risk factors and examining adverse events and complications during pregnancy and labor. This study was completed as a retrospective review of the Uniform Data Set (UDS) of midwifery deliveries. It examined maternal body mass indexes (BMIs) pre-pregnancy as well as the impact these BMIs had on the method of delivery. Results of this study determined that there was a relationship between maternal BMI > 30 and the method of delivery. Women with a maternal BMI > 30 are 1.93% more likely to have a Cesarean delivery rather than a vaginal birth.
Wehmeyer, Jessica Carol, "What is the Relationship Between Maternal BMI > 30 and Method of Delivery?" (2013). The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses. 32.