Sepideh Dolati Leila Farzad Salime Goharinezhad Mitra Zarrati


background: Due to its nature, the covid-19 disease can have adverse effects on pregnant mothers, fetuses and newborns.

Objective:Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate pregnancy outcomes in obese women who gave birth during the outbreak of the covid-19 and before it.

 Methods: This is a descriptive-analytical study that was conducted on 444 obese pregnant women in two groups, before and during the outbreak of covid-19, and the outcomes of pregnancy and the role of covid-19 in their development have been investigated. The data were collected through online questionnaires. In order to analyze the data, logistic regression model and odds ratio analysis were performed.

Results: According to the independent t-test between the two groups, the average BMI in the two groups was 32.95 and 33.12, respectively. According to the obtained statistics (Pr (T > t) = 0.7076 and t = -0.5469), this difference was not significant. Also, corona-virus infection had no effect on pregnancy outcomes such as gestational vomiting, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage and weight gain during pregnancy, but it increases the chances of urinary infections, need to cesarean section and premature delivery, although these increases were not significant.

Conclusion: Covid-19 can cause some consequences and outcomes, including premature birth, gestational diabetes, increased body mass index and other dangerous complications for pregnant mothers, fetuses or babies.




covid-19; pregnancy outcomes; obesity; women; pregnancy,Iran

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