Excess Weight Gain in Pregnant Women and Prematurity: A Meta-Analysis


  • Annisa Fitriana Damalita Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Yulia Lanti Retno Dewi Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Uki Retno Budihastuti Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Moewardi Hospital, Surakarta


Background: Premature birth as a cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Excessive weight gain in pregnant women is considered a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes including preterm birth. This study aims to analyze the effect of excess weight gain in pregnant women on premature birth.

Subjects and Method: This research is a systematic review and meta-analysis. Article searches were conducted using electronic databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct and Springerlink. The articles used are articles published from 2011-2021. The keywords to search for articles were:


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Damalita, A. F., Dewi, Y. L. R., & Budihastuti, U. R. (2022). Excess Weight Gain in Pregnant Women and Prematurity: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 7(2), 159–170. Retrieved from https://www.thejmch.com/index.php/thejmch/article/view/760