Pregnancy and Labor

July 2020

Perinatal Complications/Outcomes 

  • A 2019 systematic review and meta-analysis included 23 cohort studies with a total of 671,906 women with two or more consecutive pregnancies. Interpregnancy weight gain was consistently associated with a higher risk of gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension and large-for-gestational age births. In contrast, interpregnancy weight loss was associated with a lower risk of delivering a large-for-gestational age neonate. These findings confirm that interpregnancy weight change affects the risk of perinatal complications in a subsequent pregnancy.1
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A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy and Labor — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.