On this page you will find links to all the research documents I have used while writing for this site.

Research Studies:

A systematic review of maternal obesity and breastfeeding intention, initiation and durationL Amir, S Donath293.7 KiB
A systematic review of the ultrasound estimation of fetal weightN. J. Dudley87.2 KiB
Assessment of body image dissatisfaction in obese women: specificity, severity, and clinical significance.Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Foster GD.87.3 KiB
Associations of drugs routinely given in labour with breastfeeding at 48 hours: analysis of the Cardiff Births SurveyJordan S, Emery S, Watkins A, Evans JD, Storey M, Morgan G.929.0 B
Audit of the influence of body mass index on the performance of epidural analgesia in labour and the subsequent mode of deliveryDresner M, Brocklesby J, Bamber J.12.8 KiB
Baby friendly hospital practices: cesarean section is a persistent barrier to early initiation of breastfeedingRowe-Murray HJ, Fisher JR.88.8 KiB
Breast-feeding and its relation to smoking and mode of deliveryLeung GM, Lam TH, Ho LM87.6 KiB
Effect of Body Mass Index on pregnancy outcomesSohinee Bhattacharya,Doris M Campbell, William A Liston, and Siladitya Bhattacharya259.3 KiB
Effect of maternal obesity on the ultrasound detection of anomalous fetuses.Dashe JS, McIntire DD, Twickler DM.84.9 KiB
Factors predicting severe childhood obesity in kindergartenersG Flores and H Lin383.9 KiB
Fetal macrosomia - a continuing obstetric challengeHeiskanen N, Raatikainen K, Heinonen S86.3 KiB
Fooled By FoodNutrition Action Canada52.9 KiB
Gestational weight gain and adiposity, fat distribution, metabolic profile, and blood pressure in offspring: the IDEFICS project.Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Vriendt T, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Reeske A, Veidebaum T, Kourides YA, Barba G, Siani A80.7 KiB
Higher caesarean section rates in women with higher body mass index: are we managing labour differently?Abenhaim HA, Benjamin A.254.3 KiB
Immersion in water in labour and birth (Review)Cochrane Review741.1 KiB
Influence of head-out water immersion on plasma renin activity, aldosterone, vasopressin and blood pressure in late pregnancy toxaemia.Kokot F, Ulman J, Cekański A.82.8 KiB
Linear association between maternal BMI and risk of caesarean sectionG Barau, P-Y Robillard, TC Hulsey, F Dedecker, A Laffite, P Gerardin, E Kauffmanna531.0 B
Management of large-for-gestational-age pregnancy in non-diabetic womenAye SS, MillerV, Saxena S, Farhan M12.8 KiB
Maternal Morbid Obesity and the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy OutcomeCedergren MI183.6 KiB
Maternal obesity and pregnancy outcome: a study of 287,213 pregnancies in LondonSebire NJ, Jolly M, Harris JP, Wadsworth J, Joffe M, Beard RW, Regan L, Robinson S.216.5 KiB
Maternal obesity in the UK: findings from a national projectCMACE4.5 MiB
Maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the pattern of labor progression in term nulliparous women.Vahratian A, Zhang J, Troendle JF, Savitz DA, Siega-Riz AM.255.6 KiB
Milk lactose, citrate, and glucose as markers of lactogenesis in normal and diabetic women.Arthur PG, Smith M, Hartmann PE.87.4 KiB
Obesity affects spontaneous pregnancy chances in subfertile, ovulatory womenJ.W. van der Steeg, P. Steures, M.J.C. Eijkemans, J.D.F. Habbema, P.G.A. Hompes, J.M. Burggraaff, G.J.E. Oosterhuis, P.M.M. Bossuyt, F. van der Veen and B.W.J. Mol6.3 KiB
Obesity, obstetric complications and cesarean delivery rate--a population-based screening study.Weiss JL, Malone FD, Emig D, Ball RH, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Saade G, Eddleman K, Carter SM, Craigo SD, Carr SR, D'Alton ME; FASTER Research Consortium.89.1 KiB
Outcome of pregnancy in a woman with an increased BMIUsha Kiran TS, Hemmadi S, Bethel J, Evans J.12.5 KiB
Pregnancy outcome following bariatric surgeryR Khan, B Dawlatly, O Chappatte12.1 KiB
Prepregnancy body mass index in non-diabetic women with and without shoulder dystocia.Neumann G, Agger AO, Rasmussen K.81.6 KiB
Prepregnancy Obesity Predicts Poor Vitamin D Status in Mothers and Their NeonatesL Bodnar, J Catov, J Roberts, H Simhan588.9 KiB
Relationship between prenatal infant feeding intention and initiation and duration of breastfeeding: a cohort study.Donath SM, Amir LH; ALSPAC Study Team.89.0 KiB
Risk of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies among obese women.Shaw GM, Velie EM, Schaffer D.88.2 KiB
Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet 2013NHS Information Centre1.5 MiB
The Association of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes With Autism and Other Developmental DisabilitiesMengying Li, M. Daniele Fallin, Anne Riley, Rebecca Landa, Sheila O. Walker, Michael Silverstein, Deanna Caruso, Colleen Pearson, Shannon Kiang, Jamie Lyn Dahm, Xiumei Hong, Guoying Wang, Mei-Cheng Wang, Barry Zuckerman, Xiaobin Wang94.7 KiB
The impact of maternal obesity on intrapartum outcomes in otherwise low risk women: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort studyJ Hollowell, D Pillas, R Rowe, L Linsell, M Knight, a P Brocklehurst13.5 KiB
The National Diet & Nutrition SurveyOffice for National Statistics1.0 MiB
Transition from overweight to obesity worsens pregnancy outcomeRaatikainen K, Heiskanen N, Heinonen S.12.4 KiB
Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the GuidelinesRasmussen SA, Chu SY, Kim SY, Schmid CH, Lau J716.1 KiB