Meta-Analysis The Effect of Maternal Obesity on the Risk of Premature Birth and Neonatal Death


  • Fitria Wulandari Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Uki Retno Budihastuti Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Moewardi Hospitals, Surakarta
  • Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret


Background: The prevalence of obesity in women of reproductive age worldwide is increasing by an estimated 20-36%. Increased prevalence of obesity also occurs in pregnant women. Obesity increases the risk of poor pregnancy outcome. This study aims to investigate the effect of maternal obesity on preterm birth and neonatal mortality.

Subjects and Method: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis. The articles used were obtained from several databases, including: Google Scholar, Science Direct, Springer Link, Proquest, and Scopus published from 2010 to 2021. The population in this study was pregnant women with an intervention in the form of obesity, comparison in the form of normal BMI, and outcome such as premature birth and neonatal death. The keywords used to search for articles were: (


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Wulandari, F., Budihastuti, U. R., & Pamungkasari, E. P. (2021). Meta-Analysis The Effect of Maternal Obesity on the Risk of Premature Birth and Neonatal Death. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 6(6), 719–732. Retrieved from