Table 3

Pregnancy and labour/delivery characteristics of the AOB study participants

Characteristic

n(%)


Pregnancy intention (n=3355)

Trying to get pregnant

2698 (80.4)

Not trying to get pregnant

657 (19.6)

Feelings about pregnancy (n=3348)

Happy

2913 (87)

Unhappy/not sure

435 (13)

Gravidity (n=3338)

Nulligravida

1192 (35.7)

Primi/Multigravida

2141 (64.3)

Parity (n=3340)

Nulliparous

1637 (49)

Primi/Multiparous

1703 (51)

Weight gain during pregnancya (n=3002)

Inadequate

895 (29.8)

Adequate

1239 (41.3)

Excessive

868 (28.9)

Method of delivery (n=3055)

Vaginal

2297 (75.2)

Caesarean section

758 (24.8)

Gestational age (n=3032)

<34wks

51 (1.7)

34-36 wks

190 (6.2)

37+ wks

2791 (92.1)

Small for Gestational Age (singletons; n=2836)

SGA

300 (10.6)

Not SGA

2536 (89.4)

Large for Gestational Age (singletons; n=2836)

LGA

251 (8.9)

Not LGA

2585 (91.1)

Breastfeeding initiation (n=3057)

Yes

2993 (97.9)

No

64 (2.1)

Exclusive breastfeeding at 1 wk (n=2969)b

Yes

1786 (60.2)

No

1183 (39.8)

Exclusive breastfeeding at 4-months (n=2976)b

Yes

1809 (60.8)

No

1167 (39.2)


a Difference in weight between 34-36wks and pre-pregnancy

b Among those who initiated breastfeeding

McDonald et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-S1-S2

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